Today’s One-Liners column is a short but engaging dive into some truly compelling music. Are you ready?
Dawn to Dawn — “A Colour Named By You”
Anything that Tess Roby touches is brilliant, so it’s no surprise that Dawn to Dawn — her new band with fellow Montreal residents Adam Ohr and Patrick Lee — is a group I hold in profoundly high regard. I first told you about them back in December, and they’re back with the extraordinarily beautiful “A Colour Named By You.” The cut’s instrumental composition has a complex yet minimalist nuance to it, with synth parts that tightly weave together in a complementary embrace. Roby’s deeply moving vocals infuse an air of earnestness that, when combined with the intimate majesty of the instruments, cultivates an inescapably sacred encounter. It’s just so great. I can’t wait for the upcoming LP, which will surely make space for a supremely meaningful experience.
Gaspard Augé (of Justice) — “Hey!”
My pal JP Bernier of Le Matos gave me the heads up about this one. Any time Justice releases something new is a cause for celebration, and so this kinetic and entrancing solo disco single from Gaspard Augé (one-half of Justice) needs to be on your playlists. The single is from the forthcoming album, Escapades, which releases in June but is available for pre-order now.
Reza Safinia — “Yantra”
Everything about this is hypnotic — from the captivatingly entrancing imagery to the catchy propulsion of the disco-infused music. “Yantra” is from Safinia’s forthcoming solo album, Yang (an electronic album that complements the more orchestral predecessor, Yin). You might recognize Safinia’s name from his work co-composing Cinemax series Warrior with H. Scott Salinas. This is going to be one fascinating album.
Godley & Creme — “Cry”
Because why not?
And a bonus!
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(Feature Photo: Cover art for Dawn to Dawn’s “A Colour Named By You.” Design by Hugo Bernier.)