It’s hard to keep up with new tracks every week. With a bevy of songs being released every day, we made a list highlighting some new tracks from Canadian artists.
Skiifall, “Fam Without Blood”
“Fam Without Blood” boasts a sly aquatic beat backed by a cocky performance from Skiifall. The Montreal artist even throws a curveball, briefly switching to French—a first for his music—in the second half of the song. The track was produced by Wondagurl, his frequent producer Yama//sato, London Cyr, and more.
River Tiber, “Not Just Anyone”
It’s been six years since the last River Tiber album, but on his new project Dreaming Eyes, it doesn’t feel like he’s lost a beat. “Not Just Anyone” is a jazzy affair, tenderly letting his voice coast along the breeze left by the calming aura of the backing instruments. The album also features “Hypnotized,” which was sampled by Kendrick Lamar on Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
Zeina, “Ur Loss”
Zeina’s latest is immediately vulnerable. The Montreal-based singer quietly reminisces over a failed relationship about which she still feels confused. As Zeina navigates her feelings, the sumptuous assortment of strings in the beat help elevate her voice to new highs.
The Montreal duo open their latest EP NRNTB_Rouge with the brooding “Sundown,” dedicated to fleeting moments that pass by before anyone knows it. The EP also marks a slightly different direction for Dope.Gng, whose previous work packed punchier basslines and brass lyrics, as they focus more on woozy aesthetics and vocal experiments.
Chiiild, “You Get Me (A Final Word)”
Chiiild continues this week’s trend of increasingly solemn and dark music, pivoting to a near-total acoustic track that puts the Montreal artist’s hurting voice at the forefront. From upcoming release Better Luck In the Next Life.
Plaza’s “Tragedy” sounds like the end of a 12-hour binge, with the rattling bass and spacey drums setting up a mysterious aura that doesn’t stray too far from the sound The Weeknd perfected with his Trilogy compilation.