Fresh Sounds Canada: new releases from Jayda G and Claudia Bouvette

Fresh Sounds Canada: new releases from Jayda G and Claudia Bouvette
Fresh Sounds Canada: new releases from Jayda G and Claudia Bouvette

In Fresh Sounds Canada, Billboard Canada brings you a roundup of the week’s must-see songs from artists on the rise and about to explode.

Jayda G, If We Only Know

Electronic producer and DJ Jayda G has a new feature-length documentary, Blue Carbon, on HBO Max. This is the term given to three endangered coastal ecosystems with a unique capacity to mitigate the effects of climate change. Her new song from the film features sounds from around the world – not just in the influences, including the English and Spanish lyrics performed by Lisa Kainde Diaz of the French-Cuban duo Ibeyi – but also in the elemental texture of the song, which samples field recordings of locations where Blue Carbon was filmed, notably in Senegal, Vietnam, France, Florida, Brazil and Colombia. It’s a real journey between music, science and nature. -Richard Trapunski

Claudia Bouvette, Call Me Back

Espresso by Sabrina Carpenter may be the favorite song of the summer, but Call Me Back by Claudia Bouvette has all the makings of a seasonal earworm, with a bouncy bassline, a catchy chorus and a hint of nostalgia, perfect for sunny days. The song – about being disappointed, only to have your calls go unreturned – vacillates between stripped-down verses and amped-up choruses, and practically demands to be blasted in the car with the windows rolled down. Since the release of the playful Paradise Club in 2022, Bouvette performed at major Quebec festivals like Osheaga and FEQ, but Call Me Back could be its crossover moment in English Canada. -Rosie Long Decter


Montrealer KROY has just revealed SALTWATER before the release of his next album MILITIA on August 16. With this electro-pop song, multidisciplinary artist Camille Poliquin (also half of Milk & Bone) explores new territory with catchy sounds where vulnerability and emotional intensity meet. Let its approximately 4.5 million Spotify listeners rest assured: KROY retains its dark side which has made it internationally famous (Rolling Stone, Nylon, FADER, etc.)

KROY will also be performing at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 4, opening for Apashe, and is preparing for his headlining tour this fall. -Amélie Revert

Celeigh Cardinal, Show You How To Love Me

The third album from the much-loved Edmonton soul/folk singer-songwriter, Boundless Possibilitiesis now available and Show You How to Love Me is a highlight. Celeigh Cardinal, who won the 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year, delves deeper into her lyrics, noting that the track “isabout getting through tough times in a relationship and allowing yourself to be honest about who you are and what you need. » There is an upbeat, positive vibe, enhanced by Cardinal’s clear, assertive vocals, a mix of guitars and keyboards and male backing vocals that are imaginatively employed. She co-produced the track and album with James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Vivek Shraya, David Myles), and it’s brilliant and friendly. Cardinal recently performed at the International Indigenous Music Summit in Toronto and will be in her hometown for an album release show at the Varscona Theater on June 21, followed by a concert on June 23 at the King Eddy Summer Festival . Festival dates include the Calgary Folk Festival in late July -Kerry Doole.

My Sweet Bleeder, Its Mad

My Sweet Bleeder is back with Its Mad, a title announcing a fourth album expected this fall. Musician Émerik St-Cyr Labbé thus offers a delicate piece of indie-rock tinged with soul, where his voice never ceases to captivate for two short, but comforting, minutes. “A rough pass is tough / Goddamn / An obligatory passage but every day hides a better one” with Mon Doux Saigneur, there is hope.

The singer-songwriter, formerly of the Francouvertes and nominated for the ADISQ and the SOCAN song prize, will be notably this evening (June 21) in Toronto at the Théâtre Spadina, then on July 8 in Quebec for the FEQ . – Amélie Revert .



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