By Samuel Stevens
Release Date: December 10, 2020
Genre: Alternative Rock, Art-Rock
The Toronto seven-piece art-rock outfit Tidal Wave has finally shared their brand new single, “Our Silhouettes,” after many release delays. Most of these delays that hit the band over the last nine months are a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The brand new single was formerly scheduled for release in March. Since, the band has remained hard at work on their songwriting and recording, and even tinkering around with their own well-defined sound.
Lyrically, “Our Silhouettes,” tells a tale of a post-apocalyptic relationship that has now become undone. Tidal Wave’s new tune was self-produced by the band’s lead vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Connor Young. However, the band’s brand new single was mastered by Canadian music engineer Kristian Montano.
“COVID really took its toll, but with it came a silver lining,” shares the band’s frontman Connor Young. “Losing work, and losing the opportunities to tour/play live has pushed us to focus on songwriting and the direction we wanted to take our sound.”
Tidal Wave has been working diligently since 2018 working on new music. Now fans and others alike get their first taste of what the band’s been working on with the release of “Our Silhouettes.” The seven-piece is made up of an eclectic group of multi-talented musicians found in vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Connor Young, bassist Kyle T, guitarist and backing vocalist Marcus Retterath, guitarist and bagpiper Marco Carboni, violinist Brittany Iwanciwski, drummer and synth player Mike Poisson, and finally, violinist and vocalist Joey Assaad. Each member of the band brings their own musical traits and exuberance to the band. All-in-all, it all merges to help the formation of their massive, artistic sound.
Musically, “Our Silhouettes” opens with an entanglement of alternative rock and psych-rock with its warm, stunning synths and mesmerizing guitars that infect your brain the instant they hit your eardrums. The single is fresh and modern in the likes of Tame Impala but feels like something from the past resembling elements of Pink Floyd and more. The single runs five minutes and thirty-five seconds. However, on my initial listen and now many, many more listens following, the track does not feel its length, and additionally, it just makes you itching for even more tunes from Tidal Wave.
“Our Silhouettes” is a simple taste of much more to come from this up-and-coming art-rock/alternative rock seven-piece musical collective from Toronto, Ontario. The track demonstrates widely intriguing songwriting that has a sense of dread -both in its lyrics and music- that is intertwined with a dose of upbeat exhilaration. This is just the start of a blossoming career for Tidal Wave. I’m unquestionably intrigued to see what the members of Tidal Wave formulate for their future releases. Please stay in touch with the band by visiting their social media in the links provided below and make sure to stream and purchase their brand new single, out now on all major music streaming services.