Somi is a Canadian singer originally from Ontario and now based in South Korea giving Canadian K-pop some new muscle. She’s just 18 years old, and she’s killin’ it. The MV for her debut solo single “Birthday” has been out only two days and accumulated over 11 million views. It is Top 30 on the YouTube trending chart. The song has crowned the major K-pop charts. Somi’s full name is Ennik Somi Douma. The flashy, colourful MV is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Go Somi! iTunes
The most popular track off Canadian rapper Loud‘s 2019 album Tout ça pour ça broke into the iTunes Top 10 today. “Sometimes, All the Time” features singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin. Francophone rapper Loud gained more nation-wide exposure when he performed at the JUNO awards earlier this year in a performance with Coeur de pirate. A previous single of his, “Toutes les femmes savent danser”, charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and has gone platinum. The catchy new track combines rapping with singing, male with female vocals, and is bilingual with lyrics in both English and French. Radio stations across the country who do not have a problem with playing Spanish and Korean songs, would do everyone a favour by adding this winner to their playlists. Check out the MV below (nearing a quarter million views at this writing) and support these two fine talents by grabbing a copy off iTunes.
Quebec’s Marie-Eve Roy released her excellent debut album Bleu Nelson in 2016. In 2019, she follows it up with Multicolore, a progressive singer-songwriter disc with pop leanings. The album was crafted by the capable hands of JUNO nominated producer Gus Van Go. There are a number of memorable tracks on here, most notably opener “Je pleure je ris” with its electric guitar jabs, punchy drums, and piano cord stabs. “Telephone” continues the charm adding some dreamy synth riffs with things becoming even more electronic on “Je n’ai besoin de personne”. A delicate vocal delivery adds to the lure of piano ballad “La vaise de l’insomnie”. The rest of the album fairs just as well. Don’t pass this one up! iTunes
British Columbian recording artist Sallie Carreon is back with a vengeance in new pop/EDM dazzler “Run Run”.
Sallie launched her official singing debut at the Michael J. Fox theatre when she was 8. Honing her craft through the years and making inroads into the entertainment industry, she contributed to award winning single “Bulletproof” which appeared on Sarah Geronimo’s platinum selling album Perfectly Imperfect.
Through XOXO Entertainment/Universal Music Canada Carreon released Christmas single “Santa I Need a Miracle” which charted at No. 2 on the Top Downloads and Most Active Indies list. The song was picked up by over 40 radio stations across North America.
Sallie Carreon’s new single “Run Run” was co-written and co-produced by Jenson Vaughan (credits including Madonna, Steve Aoki, Britney Spears, Ellie Goulding), Mark Simmons, and Adriaan Van Der Zwan. The song, showcasing Sallie Carreon’s fabulous vocals, was instantly added to Spotify’s Editorial Playlist upon release. Support Sallie and check out the links below.
Editorial Spotify Playlist
iTunes & Apple Music
Toronto’s Henry (Lau) recently dropped a new K-Pop single and MV, “Untitled Love Song” his first outing since parting ways with record label SM Entertainment in April 2018. Henry co-wrote and co-arranged the song himself, now onboard with Monster Entertainment. He will also be starring in upcoming Hollywood movie A Dog’s Journey with Dennis Quaid out next week. We have embedded the MV for the new single below.