Pilla B returns this year with the mesmerizing melodic record, “Good To You” featuring Toronto’s own Yung Tory. Pilla B has zero plans of slowing down and “Good To You” is only the beginning so stay tuned for visuals coming soon, in the mean time listen here.
International recording artist Amaal releases “Not What I Thought” the first single off her forthcoming debut EP. Amaal also drops the accompanying music video for “Not What I Thought” directed by renown multidisciplinary creative Sean Brown (Daniel Caesar). The R&B influenced, bass thumping single is a gentle yet confident ballad about the end of a relationship. Hardly a new theme and yet, “Not What I Thought” unfolds as a salve for the question of how an intimate partner can become a stranger. "It's about finally realizing the person you're in love with is not who they've represented themselves to be. That love quickly conjugates to the past tense." – Amaal.
“I’m a superstar, that’s just what it is,” Surauchie says confidently over the phone. There’s a certain kind of assurance that all upcoming artists need to have to see themselves through the rigamarole of “making it big” and Surauchie has an ample supply. One of the main takeaways Surauchie wants is for her listeners to know that she’ll always deliver authentically transparent and honest music. The Toronto-based vocalist is taking intensely relatable experiences that come with growing pains and crafting them into infectiously melodic and soulful R&B records.
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Like a calming peace in the middle of a storm, Surauchie’s “Sometimes” is an emotionally raw ballad of utter surrender. The Toronto singer captures the essence of feeling irrevocably disconnected, uncertain and alone. Surauchie opens up about being trapped in a cycle of dysphoria when faced with the dissonance of what the heart craves and what life presents, creating a melancholic psalm of coming to terms with the often bleak realities of life and realizing that all hardships eventually come to an end.
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R29 Unbothered premieres the visuals for Tiara Thomas’s single “Retro 1’s” via their IG TV. Her re-birth is evident in her latest EP “FWMM” (Fucking With My Mind) and the video captures just that. Look out for her upcoming documentary premiering on Hypebae, revealing insights and introspect into the songstress life experiences.
R29 Unbothered IG TV “Retro 1’s” - Watch Here
Pilla B recently hit the stage during the Toronto stop for the Red Bull Music Festival, that evening he was coined "the People's Champ" as the crowd sang along bar-for-bar. Read article here and watch recap video above. During A3C Festival earlier this month, Atlanta welcomed Pilla B with warm weather and recording opportunities at the Secret Genius Studio and infamous Atlanta studio Patchwerk.
Surauchie releases second single "Sometimes" a touching emotional ballad that shows off Surauchie's wide range of talent. Stay tuned for the release of her music video shot in beautiful British Columbia to be released before the end of the year. Surauchie is keeping busy hitting the stage, recently opening for Doja Cat in Toronto at the Velvet Underground and appeared as a special guest at the Makk Michael show at Adelaide Hall.
Surauchie - “Sometimes” Listen here
Directed by Bryan Gregory