Toronto whiz Scott Helman scored a gold single this year while just 19 years old. “Bungalow” peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. He follows with a new music video for “Machine” off his 2014 mini album Augusta. The sci-fi themed MV was shot at an abandoned power plant in Niagara Falls. Scott says, “I don’t know how they found this place, but it’s really cool… I think it’s haunted.” Speaking of the video concept, he explains, “It’s kind of a post-apocalyptic tale of a girl and an android,” and adds, “At the end of the day, it’s really about what it means to be a human being.” iTunes
Coquitlam, BC beauty Alexz Johnson has shot a music video for song “Heart Like That” off her 2014 album, Let’ Em Eat Cake. We named the LP as the second best work of the year. Consider that this DIY gal is flying independently as a singer, songwriter and record producer and able to cook up such delicious music. Thankfully, Telus has stepped in to help fund the MV production. Alexz has a style she can call her own: adult pop, jaunty vocals, progressive undercurrents, and a good beat. A piece of trivia is that Demi Lovato has said that it is because of Alexz Johnson that she decided to make a career in music. Voila, Alexz Johnson’s brand new music video for “Heart Like That”. iTunes
Saskatchewan’s Candice Sand, whose voice is oh so heavenly, blends the RnB wholesomeness of Alicia Keys with the pop sensibilities of Natasha Bedingfield. She launched fabulous EP Against Concrete Walls last year under the professional hands of Kuya Productions in Toronto (Shawn Desman, JRDN), and she graces 2015 with a music video for track “Bring Me To Life” which we have embedded below. If you like her style, be sure to check out her EP on iTunes!
Hong Kong based Canadian singer (and actress) Linda Chung released new single “Sacrifice” for a TVB drama. We are happy that it is available on iTunes Canada. TVB, launched in 1967, is one of the major television networks in the SAR. Linda’s vocals are just beautiful, and the Cantonese song is a fine neo-trad effort, combining classic acoustic Chinese instruments with modern sounds. We love the strong bass lines; beautiful song. The music video sees the Vancouver beauty pageant winner standing in a lovely, green bamboo forest. See below. iTunes