Artist and songwriter Tessa Violet recently debuted a brand new collaboration with Vancouver-based 3-piece daysormay, featuring on their new single “Role Model.” The song is the first single off the band’s upcoming EP slated for a release later this year via T∆G Music, where Tessa Violet is signed as well.
Starting with Tessa, she released her debut album last year, Bad Ideas. The sole songwriter on all but one of the album’s tracks, the project received Spotify’s Times Square billboard and has seen widespread success with hit single “Crush” amassing 100MM+ aggregate streams. She spent 2019 mostly touring, joining AJR, COIN and Mistervibes on direct support tours, and also playing her festival debut at Lollapalooza.
For daysormay, The English phonetic of the French word “désormais,” meaning “from now on,” the 3-piece, consisting of twin brothers Carson and Nolan Bassett and Aidan Andrews, first formed in 6th grade. Now, 8 years later, they’ve hit a stride and have already released a debut EP, opened for Cold War Kids, Peach Pit, and Walk Off The Earth, and played festivals such as Bumbershoot, Reeperbahn, and The Great Escape.
The video shows both daysormay and Tessa Violet walking around Vancouver while occasionally performing on the street. They actually shot this video immediately after recording it in the studio, finishing up the recording process at 3AM and starting the video at 5AM. The song itself is also incredibly catchy, and could be great for anyone who needs a nice pick-me-up throughout their day. Check it out below, or in our “Ultimate Indie – New Age Energy” playlist.
Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.
This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”
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