Story by Ashley Lewis
Brews Willis “Ride the Island Baby”
This first video from Brews Willis makes you want to get outside, make bad decisions and party all day long. Aside from the song being catchy as hell, the video is aesthetically pleasing. With the Toronto skyline and CN Tower periodically shining in the background, hot girls in short shorts and beer, this video could definitely be dubbed the ‘summer anthem’ for young Torontonians.
Fine Times “Hey Judas”
Fine Times nailed the melody on their latest single, “Hey Judas.” This song has a similar sound to the Killers and you’ll be singing along after the second chorus, guaranteed. The Vancouver-based duo, Matthew Moldowan and Jeffery Josiah Powell, are releasing their self-titled album on September 18th.
Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough
This up and coming UK artist has more soul than her tiny body can contain. Lianne La Havas released her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough earlier this week. If you listen to the song “Is Your Love Big Enough” you’ll understand how her body, guitar and soul are literally connected. You can hear the likes of Amy Winehouse and even Destiny’s Child in a few of her songs but her strong female vocals and impressive melodies will for sure carry her a long way. This unique girl has a voice to be reckoned with.
Evening Hymns “Family Tree”
Evening Hymns just released a chilling video for their track “Family Tree”. The song is on their new album Spectral Dusk that is dropping August 21. The video depicts the beauty and pain of reliving old memories. It truly is a stunning and vivid piece of art that almost makes you want to hold your breath the entire time you’re watching it.
Hooray for Earth “Never”
“Never” the new track from Brooklyn’s Hooray for Earth is a collaboration of music and noise. The beginning of the song sounds like a combination of white noise and swarming bees but the drums slowly mix their way in and eventually the song takes off. The end of the song is a strange marriage of instruments and screeching feedback. The song is oddly relaxing even with it’s piercing background racket.
Merchandise “In Nightmare Room”
This video is awkwardly obscure, yet intriguing. Merchandise’s frontman Carson Cox apparently used one of his own nightmares as a partial influence for the video. “In Nightmare Room” is mostly a jumble of flashing lights, video effects and shaky camera shots but the gore and mystery of the video is what really keeps you watching.
Zulu Winter “Key To My Heart”
Watching Zulu Winter’s newest video “Key To My Heart” is like being on a slow motion roller coaster ride. The camera is constantly circling the scenes and it appears as if it never cuts away. The video is vibrant with lots of different colours and patterns to satisfy the viewer. It’s definitely the kind of video that you want to watch two or three times before you try and understand the complexities of it. Warning: May cause dizziness.