" Cause you are just like me."
Origin: Toronto, Canada
Genre: Indie Pop / Folk / Soul
Years Active: 2008 - Present
I am a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Music has always been a part of my life. My voice has always been my outlet, and songwriting; my diary.
I recorded my first album “Honest Release” at the age of 19. Two years later I recorded “Mr. Brown,” in Moncton, NB. After that release, I moved back to Toronto, where I released an EP entitled “You." Filled with a plethora of my thoughts and feelings, "You" would inspire in me a new creative stream, which would ultimately lead to my next project.
Six years later, I was ready to show the world something new. After years of being labelled a “folk” artist, I decided to focus primarily on telling my next story through my main instrument.. my voice. As a result of this new direction, my latest album “Willingly” was born. With the aid of some incredible musicians, "Willingly" flows from Pop, to Soul, to Reggae, to Funk to Blues, and finally to Jazz.
"Willingly" is my personal take on the process of learning to let go of the past and what it can be like for us as humans to put everything we have on the line while not knowing what we might get in return.
I feel it is important for me to express myself in an open and honest way and to be true to who I am.
As a teenager I struggled with the complexities of adolescence, as many of us do, and I began to write songs as a way of freeing myself. My goal, through music, is to help us acknowledge that we all have flaws and that it is ok not to be perfect. My song “Human,” for example, demonstrates just this. After all, we are all just human. To this day, my musical journey continues to evolve and I am constantly being freed by the process.
My message is also conveyed through my song “Speak.” In "Speak," I explore how curiously normal it is nowadays for us as humans to ignore each other as we cross paths on the street, on the subway, or pretty much anywhere. I thought to myself, how sad is it these days that we just can’t seem to communicate with one another? “Speak” is my shout out to the world to say, 'lets open our eyes and stop this individualism that has brought so much sadness and frustration.' We are social beings, so why aren’t we talking to each other?
I have seen so many people from my generation suffer from loneliness and anxiety. My goal is to address such realities, through music and songs such as "Human" and "Speak." I want to be as humanely unapologetic as possible about who I truly am, and I want to encourage everyone around me to do the same. If we can all do this, perhaps we may all find peace within.
[ Check out my music videos for "Human" and "Speak" below ]
I am constantly working on new material, including several video projects to achieve this goal.
So, keep your eyes and ears open because my journey has only just begun!