Today we’re introduced to the sounds of Toronto-based singer-songwriter Taya Marquis. After pinning records for Kesha, and sharing sold-out stages with Tinashe, Marquis is gearing up to make her solo debut. Kicking things off Taya blesses the world with debut single titled “Please Don’t Shoot.”
Stream Taya‘s new single in full below.
Introducing London-Born, California-Based Nigerian Artist Demi Grace
Grace Abidemi Ayorinde known under the moniker Demi Grace, is a Nigerian singer and model born in London. At the age of 6 Demi relocated California, where she would spend most of her time in the San Francisco Bay Area. She grew up listening to everything from Gospel to Rock tunes, with inspirations from artist such as Janet Jackson and Missy Elliot.
Grace made her way to music scene with her début single “Want You,” which gained her attention from Brazil to the US. The singles popularity led to Demi Grace landing a distribution deal with Hitman Record, an indie record label under the of Universal Music Group umbrella based in Canada. Under that deal she released her début studio album FMO, short for Forward Movement Only. The album included top-notch production from the likes of Lovy Longomba, Alexander Wilson, Daniela Rivera, Kanja Muchoki and others.
Fast-Forwarding to today Demi Grace, makes her Elite Debut in the form of her track “The Dream,” the first official release from her upcoming album set to release in 2018. The new features Jay Karnell, who also produced the record.
Get caught up with all of Demi‘s latest releases below.
Introducing Canadian Twin-sister Duo Fionn
Twin-sister duo Fionn gain our attention with “Skeleton”
19-year-old Twin-sister duo Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris, known together as Fionn, have been singing since the young of 12. Two years later the duo moved on to performing 100 shows a year, generating a huge fan base around their unique folk-pop sound, blended with beautiful vocal harmonies. Alanna and Brianne made many Television and Radio appearances, and won talent competitions, which led to the duo signing with Jonathan Simkin of 604 Records, who encouraged the two to focus on creating original content.
Kicking off their first official appearance on the Elite Muzik , Alanna and Brianne present us with audio for their latest release titled “Skeleton” which follow their earlier stand-out releases such as “Potential Castles,” and “Magazine Faces.”
Watch the lyric video for their new single below
Introducing Canadian Popstress Lexi Strate
Canadian Pop-stress Lexi Strate makes her Elite Debut
Canadian Pop artist Lexi Strate first touched the scene with her debut EP WAVES. The 7-track EP features stand-out cuts such as, the highly popular single “Diamond Eyes,” “Out Of My Head,” “Miss Me,” “So Simple,” and “Antidote.” Abbey received both WCMA’s “Pop Artist Of The Year”, and Canadian Beats’ “EP Of The Year” for the project.
Continuing push for the project Lexi unleashed official visuals for the EP’s popular cut “Diamond Eyes,” shot by buzz-worthy director Travis Nesbitt. Last year Lexi began touring opening up for numerous artist and writing with some of the games top producers via writing camps in Toronto, Vancouver, and throughout Western Canada.
Fast forwarding to 2017 the talented pop-stress presents us with visuals for her new single “Going Going Gone,” an 80’s inspired electro-pop cut that brings the feelings of summer vibes and palm trees. When asked about the inspiration behind the single, and concept behind the music video Lexi told us this.
What was the inspiration behind the new single?
The song started with a hook line one of my producers (Dan Davidson) had, we started writing a more ballad type song with a slower tempo. We did one session on it recorded a vocal and sent it off to my other producer (Ari Rhodes) in Toronto. Ari changed the chords and sped up the vocal we recorded, and it made the coolest sound. We ended up keeping that “Going Going Gone” lead chorus vocal in there because we thought it really set the production apart. On the next writing session the song just seemed to come together so easily. Lyrically, the song wasn’t inspired by a personal event, more just something that you’ve seen a friend go through. Its about a relationship thats stuck – its that point where it has to go one way or the other, and the decision that needs to be made when someone isn’t willing to fight to make things better.
What’s the concept behind the music video?
My video director, Travis Nesbitt had spontaneously bought a vintage Betamax camera and wanted to shoot a video with it. I was down with the idea of doing a bit of an 80’s theme because it’s not something that would usually be done for a pop artist and this song is kind of taking me down a new, “un-pop-like” path. The concept of the video is really just a full day/night out with the girls… having fun and being a bit rebellious -because that just seems like the perfect thing to do when you’re having boy troubles!! We actually ended up getting in some trouble with the cops – not part of the script – oops! We wanted to focus on bringing out my real-life personality with this video and I think it really compliments the song and my vibe well.
Introducing Swedish-Raised, London-Based Singer-Songwriter Edina Mira
Get To Know London-based singer-songwriter Edina Mira
Edina Mira is an up and coming singer-songwriter raised in southern Sweden. At a young Edina gained exposure from live stage performances, while living in Sweden Edina co-founded a creative collective by the name of S.T.I.C.S, an experimental between the genres of Acoustic Soul and Hip Hop. During that time period the collective performed around the globe, sharing stages with the likes of Talib Kweli, Angie Stone and Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def. In 2013 Edina left the collective to pursue a solo career, along with a degree in Music Performance at London College of Music.
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Currently based in London, Edina is gearing to release her forthcoming EP Galaxies, fully produced by Nathaniel Brown. Kicking off the promotional process for the EP, Edina treats us to the first official single from the project titled “Gone,” a single in her own words about “setting boundaries and rising anew from unbalanced relationships.”
Give Edina’s debut single a listen below.
Introducing…. Sophie Rose
Get Familiar with 17-year old singer-songwriter Sophie Rose
Today we’re introduced the sounds of 17 year old Los Angeles-based songbird Sophie Rose, signed to a joint publishing venture between Hit-making, Grammy Award Nominated singer songwriter Ester Dean and Grammy Award nominated songwriter and Record producer Dr. Luke via Prescription Songs. The talented young artist has written over 500 songs, and has worked with the likes of popular acts such as Steve Aoki, Charli XCX, Louis the Child, Serayah and much more. Kicking off her singing career Sophie delivers her new single “Two Young Lovers,” written and produced by Sophie herself. The new single follows her previous collaboration with Sam F & TastyTreat on the single ” Wavy.”
Get familiar with the talented newcomer Sophie Rose below.
Stream Sophie’s new single and previous collaboration below.
Introducing Canadian Pop Artist FJØRA Aka Alexandra Petkovski
Get Familiar with Alexandra Petkovski the voice behind FJØRA
Canadian pop artist Alexandra Petkovski known under the popular moniker FJØRA, grow up in musical household, at a very young age Alexandra began studying music, alongside her father teaching her play classical piano. These actions led to improv jazz and taking an interest in composition and film scoring. Alexandra later studied music composition, and received her Masters of Commercial Music in Composition and Arranging from Belmont University in Nashville.
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Alexandra is now a resident in NYC attending NYU’s Steinhardt School of Music, working toward receiving her PhD in Composition. Last month the talented pop artist released her début EP, WATERCOLOR, featuring popular tracks “Wild Animals,” and “Zodiac.” Today Alexandra aka FJØRA shares the next single from the project titled “Magic.”
Alexandra speaks on the inspiration behind the EP and her name FJØRA:
“WATERCOLOR is my first EP release, which is why it was important to me that it be reflective of the person I am at this moment in time, It’s a little weird, a little quirky, dramatic, fun – a bit experimental and an exploration of the kinds of music I love and never thought I could be taken seriously for before. FJØRA means ‘rolling tide’ and having been strongly connected with water my whole life, it just made sense that this first ‘shade’ of music I share be encompassed by its name – combining the two most significant things in my life. Water and color. I am truly appreciative of this chance to now let it leave its nest and find its place in all of this beautiful world!”