​​​​​​​Max Parker: Something About You

The young Toronto popster impresses with a polished performance on a catchy cut.

​​​​​​​Max Parker: Something About You

By Kerry Doole

Max Parker - Something About You (Independent): Max Parker is an 18-year-old pop singer/songwriter from Toronto who first made a noise with a 2018 single, Out Of The Blue, which has over 130k collective streams, and made the Top 12 on CBC Music’s Searchlight

This new track is quickly outpacing that one, already earning almost 300k Spotify spins. Boasting smooth yet sparse production, a catchy groove, and a polished vocal performance, the song explores a dangerous attraction - "better watch my back, I know you're gonna bite."

The song was co-written and produced in Montreal by John Nathaniel, who has worked with One Republic and Marie Mai (he also played all the instruments here).


Parker is being guided by industry veteran Fraser Hill, and an upcoming seven-song debut EP will feature such name producers as Derek Hoffman (Ralph, Caveboy), Connor Siedel (Charlotte Cardin, Ralph), Joel Stouffer (Ria Mae, bülow, Dragonette), and Nathaniel.

Canada has a fine track record in producing male pop stars (Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Scott Helman), and here's another young artist to watch closely.





Publicity: Charlotte Thompson, Red Umbrella

DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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