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Toronto rapper Type1ne shows us the new journey unfolding on ‘Change’ (feat. Phoenix The Nomad)

Guiding us through the fresh perspective that is packed with an exciting new road that shall only have success inside, Type1ne sends us an underground track to be mesmerised by on, ‘Change(feat. Phoenix The Nomad).

Type1ne is a Toronto, Canada-based indie Hip hop artist who makes a classic blend of boom bap that has you stamping the word timeless all over his creations.

His latest album ‘Tales Of An Unsigned Rapper’ was released last month after singles ‘Michael Phelps’ & ‘The Night My Dreamz Died’ garnered attention.” ~ Type1ne

Dusting off the mic and sending us into an enthralling world that shall have you in a gaze and wondering if you are where you should be, Type1ne and Phoenix The Nomad combine rather fantastically with a tremendously unique rap track that is complemented by a flawlessly crisp beat.

Change(feat. Phoenix The Nomad) from Toronto, Canada-based indie Hip hop artist Type1ne is a fear-facing new track that shows us the way forward to that ever-lasting light. Rapped with grit and a rugged style that lets you know that they have lived this expedition that we call life, sending us into a travel-filled mood that shall get you thinking about where you are headed. This is a track to play loud when you need to take some time out to hear a message you might have felt before, about flipping your luck around with your own actions.

Hear this new top song on Spotify and check out his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

On-yame leads the way on the inspiring singles anthem, ‘Will I ever’

After being single for so long and working on herself to make sure that she was in that content place, On-yame has dropped a passionate new single that will resonate with many humans who feel the same way with, ‘Will I ever‘.

On-yame is a Hebrew/English-speaking Toronto, Canada-born, Israel-raised indie RnB singer-songwriter who continues to raise awareness of domestic violence against children after her own traumatic experiences.

I wrote it two years ago at the start of the pandemic, the first quarantine. Thoughts about love, relationships and loneliness.” ~ On-yame

As a strong young woman who uplifts many to share their story and to reach their goals no matter what the challenges that can threaten to break you down into tiny pieces, On-yame is the voice of a generation that refuses to be caged by anything or anybody. She is a fearless warrior who uses art to express herself and this movement is further magnified in this fiery new single, that should wake you up if you have been sleeping from what is right in front of you.

Will I ever‘ from Toronto, Canada-born, Israel-raised indie RnB artist On-yame is an ear-pleasing single that sends you into a romantic place that is ready to be opened again. Sung with massive exuberance and a featuring really strong vocal performance, this is a singles anthem to let you know that everything is going to be okay. Being by yourself for a while to learn to love everything you see in the mirror is the mission, and finding that true human who loves you for you will happen. Life is all about timing right?

See this dance-filled music video on her YouTube page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Toronto-based rapper Kietell snags the bag on one of the freshest Hip hop tracks of 2022 with ‘UP’

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With his sunglasses on tight and his winter jacket feeling all snug as he gets that paper high into his growing empire, Kietell impresses tenaciously with the bar-heavy new single all about keeping that hustle mentality on form with ‘UP‘.

Kietell is a Toronto, Canada-based Hip hop artist and music producer who raps with a rapid-fire style that pays respect to the legendary trailblazers like the late great Big L, Eminem and Jay-Z.

Lacerating his supposed competition up one by one with a vigorous style that is rather superbly orchestrated, Kietell might be the new rap hero that the world is waiting for. The Canadian wields his sword-like style with an effective consequence, as he captures the mood of his city with supremely exceptional aplomb.

UP‘ from Toronto, Canada-based Hip hop artist and music producer Kietell, is a scintillating underground rap track made with his eye firmly on the bigger picture. He has seen what the streets have for him and he wants more, as he feels like the sky is the limit if he avoids the pitfalls that so many have fallen headfirst into before him. With his fiery bars, witty lyrics and a likeable delivery, he sets the standard on what our minds should be thinking about in 2022.

Avoiding the carnage and building the bricks upward one by one is the aim, and making sure that the team is loyal enough to be ready for anything.

Check out this new music video on YouTube and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Saint Germain delivers kaleidoscopic quiescence in his reflective ambient alt-indie release, ONUS

The up and coming artist, Saint Germain, proved that he’s the Chris Isaak of this generation with his gently innovative latest release, ONUS. The 21-year-old self-taught artist has been working on his ambient sonic style since 2008. There are still hints of his influences’ style in the soundscapes. Yet, instead of becoming yet another Bon Iver or Frank Ocean assimilator, he’s carved his own intricately intimate path, and ONUS unfolds as an absorbing milestone in his career.

The colourfully trippy melodies paired with the Canadian’s quiescent vocals that sit between etherealism and warm soul ensure that even after the mellow-yet-haunting-all-the-same single comes to an accordant end, it will stay with you for long after.

ONUS was written at 3 AM during a spate of situational insomnia. You can practically hear the nodes of delirium in the meditative production that was crafted as a reflection to the feeling detachedly adrift. There are as many questions in the lyrics as there are answers – making it feel so much more human than your average release. There’s nothing more humbling than soul-deep confusion, which goes a fair way in explaining why, despite its soft layers, ONUS hits bruisingly hard.

You can check out the official lyric video to ONUS by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Toronto’s Chris Sunfield urges us to locate those true hopes and dreams on ‘Begin’

After heading towards his lowest ebb and not knowing whether he would be able to reach up again and find a happy place as he felt the sadness of not doing what he loved, Chris Sunfield shows us his renewed vigour after music helped save his life with his latest single, ‘Begin‘.

Chris Sunfield is a Toronto, Canada-based indie singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist who has shown us the way to being truly fulfilled in life.

New to the music scene after quietly writing songs in obscurity for years and living a different life.” ~ Chris Sunfield

Taken off his brand new 4-track EP called ‘Far Away Objects‘, this is the true story of making sure that you start your passions before it’s too late as you will regret it if you don’t. Feeling lost in something that doesn’t make you smile is no way to live, and we are reminded of this on a stunning single filled with hope and inspiration.

After being in an accident recently and losing a few close friends and mentors, this is a man who has opened his eyes and knew what he had to do as he speaks from the heart. With glorious vocals brewing from the speakers, this is such a sweet song that will surely fill you up with love and determination.

Chris recorded his first songs in high school. He was accepted into a university music program despite not knowing how to read music. He struggled and soon switched majors, eventually receiving a PhD in psychology and ending up as a consultant.” ~

Begin‘ from Toronto, Canada-based indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Sunfield, is a lovely single that is ultra-catchy and blesses our souls with a real message that the whole world needs to hear. With so many people hating what they do and letting the hands of time dictate their lives, this is a heartfelt single that should wake many into action.

If you just start and stop wondering what if, you never know what you are actually capable of.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Toronto’s Steve Nicosia takes our hand and guides us into a better place with ‘My Wishlist’

With a much-anticipated new EP on the way later on in 2022, Steve Nicosia shows us into a beautiful landscape that is filled with absolute tranquillity away from the sordid storms outside on ‘My Wishlist‘.

Steve Nicosia is a Toronto, Canada-based multi-skilled musician who likes the be free and away from any particular genre box and performs with an authentic feel on each one of his creations.

Most of his songs are instrumentals, but you’d be hard-pressed to box him into a specific genre.” ~ Steve Nicosia

As he brings us a piece of pure joy and a real blessing away from the suffocating pollution that has consumed all of our thoughts lately, Steve Nicosia swims against the waves to be our lifeguard and saves the day with this comforting melody of the very highest standard imaginable.

My Wishlist‘ from the Toronto, Canada-based multi-genre artist Steve Nicosia, is an instrumental-fused track that will have you closing your eyes as you imagine a better place where only peace resides. There is an air of calmness here that has been lacking in the world recently, sending a love letter of hope to the world that we all need to hear. This is a serene single that has you in a good mood suddenly, as you take a deep breath and visualize your ideal place.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Breaking Me Down: London’s Essosa is shaken up as she regrets falling for the wrong lover on pop-dance gem ‘Lemonade’

Produced by the well-respected music producer Tibo and directed by Alice Rotherham, Essosa expertly recreates the classic 1980s New York dance club energy from The Danceteria and Studio 54 with her fabulous new release called ‘Lemonade‘.

Essosa is a highly ambitious 20-year old East London, UK-born, Toronto, Canada-raised indie-pop singer-songwriter and dancer.

The song has been her most successful venture to date, racking up an incredible 10,000 streams in just under a month via playlisting, her smart TikTok promotion tactics, and her small but dedicated fanbase.” ~ Essosa

Displaying inspiring maturity beyond her age while stimulating our senses with a vocal performance to treasure, Essosa is one of the breakout artists of 2022 with a quite excellent track you will be automatically putting on repeat.

Lemonade‘ from the sensational London, UK-based indie-pop and dancer Essosa, is a flashy video that shows us inside her mind as she wonders why they messed her around for too long. Sung with breathless elegance and classy grace you can’t help but be impressed by – this is a break-up anthem of magnetic proportions – for anyone who has felt the full force of an ex who didn’t treat your fragile heart like it deserved.

Moving on from the rough waters and staying close to those who actually care about you, is the smart way to build up your strength again to love wholeheartedly again.

See this vibrant new music video on YouTube and see more of this hugely talented artist on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ziyaad Luceō takes us through a ‘Moment in Time’ in his latest cinematic aural triumph

Remember when we anticipated all of the incredible art that would transpire through creative minds being locked away and forced to reflect? The breakthrough artist, Ziyaad Luceō, delivered exactly what we aspiringly yearned for with his latest single, Moment in Time.

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter and producer has become an international sensation since the release of his 2020 album, Through These Eyes. His most popular single, Summer ’21, has racked up over 1 million streams on Spotify alone, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why.

In Moment in Time, he lures you in with a simple piano melody before the electronic effects start to resound around his hypnotically smooth vocal timbre. His strident passion fuels the cinematically arranged single that artfully unfolds around the sound of waves crashing, minor-key melodies and lyrics that capture emotional cruxes that break through the monotony.

Moment in Time is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Neon Lights: Toronto’s Pascal Dennis reminisces all about the ‘Tumbleweed Hotel’

Released via his ambitious 16-track ‘Crazy Angels‘ album that dropped recently, Pascal Dennis opens the creaking door and leads us into the vivid memories about that story-filled ‘Tumbleweed Hotel‘.

Pascal Dennis is an experienced Toronto, Canada-based indie singer-songwriter, author, professional engineer, and management consultant.

Pascal’s aspiration is to continue to write and record songs about his city, family and life experience, the way he feels them. Pascal is also the author of five business novels and a book of poems.” ~ Pascal Dennis

Showing us into a world where it’s so easy to get lost after a few decisions you might learn to regret, Pascal Dennis sends us a flashback into the past with a highly memorable performance here. There is so much serenity on each note as he shows us how a true professional does it – while he expertly sends our minds into a reflective place – as we wonder what actually happened to that cowboy.

Tumbleweed Hotel‘ from the Toronto, Canada-based indie singer-songwriter and author Pascal Dennis, is that cinematic-like story that takes you behind the curtain to see what really happened. He sings with such an honest approach and takes you into a nostalgic place, that has you believing you are in a small town in Texas on a Sunday afternoon.

Listen to this terrific new single on Spotify and see more news via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Change Your Mind: Toronto RnB stud CEZR wants her to stay on ‘Supposed to Be’

As he puts the work in to give himself a better life with that special lady he can’t stop thinking about, CEZR knows from the bottom of his heart that she is the right woman for him with ‘Supposed to Be‘.

CEZR is a well-loved Toronto, Canada-based indie-pop solo artist who sings with a fresh style that certainly uplifts your whole consciousness to see the world a bit clearer.

CEZR is on a journey to form a sound to make his mark within the industry. From poetic ballads to energetic and smooth pop music, CEZR has taken his Toronto upbringing as inspiration.” ~ CEZR

You feel like you are listening to a forthcoming superstar when you turn on CEZR on his sensually classy new single. His honest lyrics are without the sleaze – as he guides us into this captivating love story – that has you thinking you are watching a romantic movie unfold so perfectly.

Supposed to Be‘ from the fast-rising Toronto, Canada-based indie-pop singer-songwriter CEZR, is one of the smoothest tracks we have heard yet in 2021. His vocal range is quite special and has you grooving along to his crisp style that keeps you intrigued the whole through, on this new single that is bound to get you moving closer to that ideal partner you have been eyeing out for so long.

Anything truly worth it in life is definitely worth the wait.

Listen to this top new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen