Category Archives: Single Reviews

Nano Talrose – Talk You Down (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: February 11, 2021

Genre: Indie-Pop

Label: Invittco Records

The Ontario indie-pop artist Nano Talrose last month released his stunning, heartfelt second single, “Talk You Down.” Nano previously released his acoustic debut single, “Stay Quiet,” in August of 2019. Since that summer, Talrose has been working hard and keeping busy in the studio recording his forthcoming debut EP. Talrose hopes to make his listeners feel the true spirit of what it means to be human while telling stories of love and passion through his pop-infused anthems. “Talk You Down” was co-produced between himself and Damian Birdsey. Birdsey also handled the single’s engineering and mixing.

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One Way Out – Red (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: March 12, 2021

Genre: Rock

Label: Independent

The Washington, D.C. five-piece rock band One Way Out have readied their next single, “Red.” Their brand new single was written in the early weeks following the initial COVID-19 pandemic and tackles all the various feelings and situations that the band and everyone in the world confronted during the lockdown, such as uncertainty, isolation, and self-reflection. Following the release of their single, “Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart)” on January 1st, the band plan to release “Red” nearly one year to the day after the lockdowns first began around the world, prompting the listener to reflect on their own experience over the last year over a blues-rock backdrop.

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One Way Out – Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart) – Single

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: January 1, 2021

Genre: Rock

Label: Independent

The Washington, D.C. five-piece rock act One Way Out have shared their latest single, “Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart).” The five, young rockers continue directly where their 2019 debut album, Cosmic Beat, and their 2020 single, “Black Walls,” left off. Cosmic Beat was an album inspired by narrative-driven concept albums such as David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, all the way to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s 2017 album, Murder of the Universe. The new single is the product of an entire year off with only songwriting and recording to occupy the members of One Way Out. “Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart)” has plenty enough grit to please any fan of rock ‘n’ roll, while still being able to hook its listeners with a chorus that rings inside your brain that you just simply never forget it.

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Akeem Oh – School Girl (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: October 9, 2020

Genre: Indie Pop, Folk

Label: Oh My Records

The Ottawa, Ontario-based American-Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Akeem Oh (Ouellet) has released his brand new single, “School Girl.” The new single was written about a close friend of Akeem’s who is described as an ambitious artist herself, who’s making her way through the many challenges of early adulthood. The entire track was written, recorded, with all if its instruments performed, and finally, produced by Akeem himself. The single was mixed and mastered by Philip Shaw Bova (Feist, Bahamas) at Bova Sound Lab.

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Tidal Wave – Our Silhouettes (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: December 10, 2020

Genre: Alternative Rock, Art-Rock

Label: Independent

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.

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