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#ottmusic weekly: Space_aux, Jennifer Lauren, Paragon Cause added to the @apt613 playlist

By Apartment613 on August 16, 2021

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“Dream Dance” by Space_aux // Inspired by Tame Impala, Radiohead, and Mac Ayres, Dream Dance is a smooth synth-y track by Space_aux (formerly known as Echo Valley). The project is headed by singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Magloire, who recorded vocals, synths, guitar, and bass for the song. Xavier says the  track is ”about a dream I had the night I made the instrumental. I met some girl at a dance thing and it was some love at first sight type stuff, lol. Too bad she wasn’t real.”  [Instagram]


“Kingdom Come” by Jennifer Lauren // According to Jennifer Lauren, Kingdom Come is the good guy’s comeback anthem. After more than a year of restrictions, feeling out of control, and barely singing a note, I got to go into the studio and spill everything into this song.”  Co-written by Miranda Boutros, the song is inspired by ”that moment in an action movie where the hero struts away in slow motion, wind in their hair, as something explodes at their backs.”  [Website]


“Two To Play” by Paragon Cause // Synth rock band Paragon Cause is celebrating the release of their latest album, Autopilot. Produced in collaboration with Danish artist Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes), the Ottawa group’s third full-length album “demonstrates the power of positivity for any creative soul… and how powerful the outcome can be when music markers are freed from the shackles of their own self doubt.” In addition to Wagner, the band brought in iconic and surprising collaborators on this record. Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps, FKA Twiggs, Lana Del Ray) and indie rock legend Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Garbage) both provided production and performances on select tracks. [Bandcamp]


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