Sorry for the lack of updates, things have been insane, this is one of the many (good) reasons why I haven’t been writing as many blogs as I’d like to…!
If you are a fellow artist manager you can probably attest to that very rare serendipitous feeling you get when an album your artist has worked on for years, after gallons of blood, sweat, tears and everything has been shed… FINALLY is released out in to the world!
Well if you know that feeling than you know how I am feeling now and to sum that feeling up – it’s pretty excited, relieved, and hopeful all rolled in to one. I manage this really special alt pop band from Toronto, called HIGHS and last week their debut full length album Dazzle Camouflage (ie. the album I haven’t been able to stop spinning for the last year, ie. the catchiest indie pop hooks you will hear in a long time) was finally unleashed upon the world! Apple Music called one of the tracks the “Best New Song of the Week” and apparently a lot of people in Holland are really digging it and putting in on their Spotify playlists! So all that is pretty cool!
The band worked with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode) on 10 tracks of vibrant and blissful songwriting that make my heart skip with joy! That being said, there is some darkness on the album and hearing the band really develop that side of their sound on songs like “Easy”, has been an enthralling part of the process as well.
The band is on tour now all around Ontario and the Toronto album release is on April 30th @ Lee’s Palace. I can’t wait! (http://highsmusic.com for more details).
So please, join me in a good listen why don’t ya? Play it loud and in good speakers! Play it on Spotify, Apple, whatever your heart desires just go ahead and PLAY IT ALREADY!
And then tell me what ya think! @saridelmar.
Watch the video for lead single “I Do, Do You?”: