Taut, rich alt.soul-pop from new duo @Toucanband with “Gold”

TOUCAN, “Gold”

Sometimes, the deeper tracks in albums and EP’s are the ones to acquire your attention.  Such is the case with the unique charm of “Gold” by new duo Toucan from their self-titled EP.  Departing from the EP’s hefty mix of pop, rock, soul and jazz, “Gold” goes full tilt sultry late night club ballad.  It’s also the best showcase for the deep, mellow voice of Irish singer Conor Clancy, whose voice is soulful and moving when paired with the right song.  His partner in Toucan is keyboardist/arranger Martin Atkinson, and the instrumentation in the song gets amped up with a lot of guitar and drums as it progresses.  “Gold” is alt.soul-pop as you might least expect it, and shows a lot of promise for what Toucan has to offer.  Add “Gold” to your Rich & Deep playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on August 17, 2018 at 9:15 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Discover New UK Singer @Eurielle_Music and New EP The Incarnation

EURIELLE, The Incarnation (EP)

It’s nothing quite like you might expect in 2013.  Eurielle is a new singer originally from Yorkshire, England, who is a classically trained soprano.  Her contemporary comparisons might be to Enya, Bat For Lashes, and Ellie Goulding.  But a veteran music listener like me can’t help but harken back to the 80’s of Kate Bush, Maggie Reilly, Kirsty McColl, and Annie Haslam.  Her songs are magnetic cinematic pop statements.  The 3-song EP was preceded by one of its songs as a single, “Gold”, whose beautiful, unique, and certainly provocative video you can watch above.   Eurielle’s music instantly draws you in and once there you are submersed.  The other songs in the EP, “Waterfalls” and “I’ll Be Waiting” are well-chosen and high quality; less being more in this particular case, making you want much, much more.  Listen to the EP sampler below and you will be convinced.  The Incarnation is available for purchase – in Canada it’s $2.97 – on iTunes.  It’s a stunning debut.

Published in: on November 11, 2013 at 1:09 am  Comments (1)  
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