Consider us instant fans of French-born, Toronto-based AIDA and her infectious-beyond-hope-of-a-cure electropop. “Let’s Ride” is a perfect introduction to the artist, accompanied by a colourful, nostalgia-tastic video directed by Xavier Cantin-Lemieux, which matches the high-energy bounce of the track perfectly. Featuring a ton of costume changes, and deliciously cheesy visual effects, AIDA may have a mission to accomplish, but damn if she doesn’t do it in style. Can’t wait to hear what’s next for her! In the meantime, there’s that repeat button.
All hail New Chance! We’re always thrilled to hear new sounds from electronic adventurer Victoria Cheong, and this time we’re blessed with news of a brand new mixtape, featuring remixes, instrumental experiments and collaborations with some names familiar to the astute music fan. (Romy Lightman! Jonathan Adjemian! Evan Cartwright!)
For now, dip into the welcoming world of “Luck be a Lady,” a floating ambient warble that could be the sound of a descending, welcoming spaceship. It’s paired with a video by Zoe Solomon, a mix of footage of Cheong and translucent anime, fading in and out with the static. Otherworldy indeed!
Montreal’s Felix Gauthier Mongeon aka Radiant Baby makes playful, romantic electro-pop that’s fresh and clever, and we’ve adored his music for some time. And his music videos have a tendency to be striking, like last year’s “You Can Dance”, which was one of our favourite videos of 2016. “Save My From Myself” might be an old classic (it was our first introduction to the project), but it feels fully revamped today, and we’re excited to revisit it with this delightfully simple (and naturally, colourful) new video directed by Laurence Philomène.
Radiant Baby’s new EP It’s My Party is out May 5, and we are very much looking forward to it. “Save Me From Myself” is available now from Bandcamp, and he’s on tour in Ontario and Québec in April and May. And if you’re in Toronto, he’s also playing the Lisbon Lux/Ride the Tempo showcase, featuring a bill chock full of Silent Shout faves, at the Great Hall this Thursday.