New Ones at Noon E22: Neon Bloom, Apricity, and Haviah Mighty
A Bullet in Tomorrow by Neon Bloom
Toronto-based garage rock/synth-pop quartet Neon Bloom is a unique blending of musical styles, creative influences, and diverse personalities. This is probably why the band writes such catchy music. Combining the talents of veteran musicians/recording artists Jen Simpson, Fred Yurichuk, Simon Chow, and Chris Romano, Neon Bloom has already staked a claim as one of the most innovative and energetic live bands on the Toronto scene. The cool thing about Neon Bloom is that you can see how much they experiment in their music. Their new EP Still Life was conceptualized, written, and recorded remotely as each member of the band experienced the first set of COVID-19 lockdowns alone, away from each other, but connected through the project. Music was written, sent around, re-written, each band member recorded their parts at different times the whole thing is just so delightfully complicated I just love it. The EP deals with some pretty serious subjects – which makes sense because it’s 2020 and everything is serious now. In all sincerity, the band does a great job addressing topics such as mental health and self-care, as well as asking questions we very much need to come to some decisions on – such as what kind of world do we want to live in when this is all over. This is Bullet in Tomorrow by Neon Bloom.
For more information on Neon Bloom visit: https://neonbloom.band
All My Lies by Apricity
Next up I want to introduce you to Apricity. If you haven’t checked out this artist yet she’s gaining traction pretty quickly. Her new single All My Lies is doing great and the artist is getting a fair bit of media attention and there are even rumors of labels sniffing about. I got a chance to sit down with Apricity to ask her about her connection to music, her new song and what she’s got coming up. Here’s some of that interview. You can also checkout the video for All My Lies on Dropout Entertainment here.
For more information on Apricity visit her page here.
Atlantic by Haviah Mighty
Haviah Mighty is a Canadian rapper from Toronto, Ontario. The artist has been creating music for sometime, having dropped her first solo album in 2015, bass loud. It’s good and worth a listen.
Mighty released an EP in 2017, Flower City, which garnered way more attention than bass loud as well as critical acclaim. Flower City was named one of Complex’s favourite Canadian releases of 2017.
Continuing this upward trajectory Mighty’s most notable album, 13th Floor, was released in 2019, notable because it won the 2019 Polaris Music Prize. We did a show about the Polaris music prize a few weeks ago where we interviewed this year’s winner Backxwash – so I’m not going to go into details about the award – if you want to know go listen to the episode, or you know google it. It’s a big deal that’s all you need to know. If you’re not familiar with haviah mighty I would recommend diving into this artists catalogue almost anywhere. Thankfully this is a new music show so I don’t have to make those kinds of decisions. This is the new one from Haviah Mighty – this is Atlantic.
For more information on Haviah Mighty visit: https://haviahmighty.ca
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