Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario. On CBC Radio One's In the Key of C, we try to highlight some of our favourites each week.
You can hear the show live every Saturday evening at 5 p.m. ET on CBC Radio One in Ontario. In the Key of C can be heard across the province, except for in the GTA. Hamilton listeners can hear the segment in the player above.
DAVIDS: Eyes Turn (featuring Terra Lightfoot)
At first listen, it's really weird to hear Terra Lightfoot on a track that's so electronic.
Her sound is firmly grounded in roots rock, so it's hard to disassociate her voice with that kind of playing.
But even awash in a sea of synths, this really works.
By the end, I was totally converted. I feel like this could have worked well on the Garden State soundtrack, for some reason.
Say Yes: Too Much, Not Enough
Consider the people who contributed to this track: Say Yes features members of Saint Alvia and Alexisonfire, and it was produced by Ian D'Sa of Billy Talent fame.
Given that pedigree, it's not at all surprising that this is an infectious, driving rock tune. It's well worth a listen.
New Swears: Dance With the Devil
Dance With the Devil is from New Swears's new record called And The Magic of Horses, which comes out in June.
I was humming along with this thing basically right away, and the chorus was stuck in my head immediately after it ended.
If that's not a testament to songwriting, I don't know what is.
Bonus points for that album art, for looking something like a shirt that you could pick up in a gas station in rural Ontario.
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