forthcoming album

July 19, 2021

James Baley Releases “Banishment” (Single)

Juno Award-winning musician and multi-disciplinary artist James Baley releases the new single “Banishment” from his forthcoming album A Story available on September 24th, 2021.

“Banishment” is an urgent, hard-hitting track that fuses gospel vocals with house and ballroom sensibilities, and acts as a call for celebration of freedom for Black queer community members, and the need to break away. Banishment is also Baley’s first solo house/ballroom track and features guest Twysted Miyake-Mugler the celebrated Vogue performer and co-founder of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance. “[Banishment] is about being banished from the (religious) communities that raised you and moving through the mix of feelings that come with grief,” explains Baley. “In the context of this song, Banishment is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity to explore and move closer to one’s truth and destiny. Inspired by my queer experience, Banishment speaks to my journey and the consequences that come with choosing authenticity…it will get you up and leave you wanting more.”

Twitter: @ImJamesBaley

July 19, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist 0

February 28, 2021

LTtheMonk “Everybody Wants Some” (Video)

Hamilton-based, London (UK) born and bred rapper LTtheMonk releases the first single from his album On The Wall available August 20th on indie powerhouse label Sonic Unyon Records (Hayden, Sloan).

 “Everybody Wants Some” is the first single from his forthcoming concept album that references filmmaker Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and the late iconic singer Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall, his favorite movie and album respectively. ‘Everybody Wants Some’ was inspired by Richard Linklater’s 2016 movie of the same name, revolving around a freshman’s first days at an American college in 1980, as the freshman tries to focus on his baseball scholarship, yet is often distracted by relationships and partying. Subtracting baseball for music, LT details his first days at college in Hamilton in 2017, aiming to focus on his music and performing, yet from the first day of Orientation, romance is commanding his attention. The compelling video for “Everybody Wants Some” was directed by Because Design Matters.

Song Link:  

Twitter: @LTtheMonk

February 28, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist, Video 0