Montreal

Mozart’s Sister – Field of Love

Mozart’s Sister has always hit her stride during emotional peaks. It’s fitting then that the Montreal artist’s newest album, her second, moves through the soaring highs and stomach-wrenching disappointments of a new relationship. It’s wholly consistent, entirely repeatable and infinitely relatable.

“Eternally Girl” moves in at the upper end its synth register, declaring that its narrator perhaps isn’t as grown up as her age would suggest. The middle section, especially though “Moment 2 Moment” and “Angel,” is the cotton candy-flavoured, but in-hindsight naive, sensations of a possibility filled new romance: belted vocals, airy synths, at infectious paces. But the most interesting moment is right at the end, as “Baroque Baby,” in slightly deeper, more grounded tones, describes the short-lived partnership falling flat on its face.

You’ve probably felt it all, or at least something like it. Field of Love is the album your heart would make if you didn’t let your brain talk you down.

Field of Love is available now from Bandcamp.

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Petra Glynt – This Trip

A new song from Montreal via Toronto artist Petra Glynt is a rare thing indeed, and the first listen must be cherished. It’s impossible not to be hooked into “This Trip” with all the weirdo loops going on, Petra Glynt’s signature croon and the consistently bumping kick drum. It’s an excellent addition to her already stacked oeuvre.

This single marks the launch of Vibe Over Method, a new digital-only label fronted by Canadian producer Damian Taylor who does a killer remix of this song on the single. Take a trip over to Bandcamp and have a listen.

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Young Galaxy – Stay for Real

Young Galaxy have a serious knack for evolving their sound in pleasantly unexpected directions. Their latest offering, “Stay for Real,” is a deliciously dark call to arms in trying political times, urging us to never let get of our self-truths amid all the turbulence. The track strikes a razor-sharp balance between tension and faith, with an array of subdued arpeggios bubbling up below the surface to envelop Catherine McCandless’ crisp, celestial vocals. It’s music for the future — quite literally, since all proceeds from the self-released single go to Pivot Legal Society (Canada), ACLU (USA), and W.A.V.E. (EU).

“Stay for Real” is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

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