Chloe Watkinson: This Is Our Time

The hotly-tipped Toronto blues-rocker comes up with another winner on this new single. Her vigorous vocals shine, the lyrics are smart and sassy, and the video, now premiering on FYI, is eye-catching.

Chloe Watkinson: This Is Our Time

By Kerry Doole

Chloe Watkinson: "This Is Our Time" (Aporia): This Toronto singer is gradually making inroads with the tracks she has been releasing over the past year, now spinning on 200+ radio stations in 26 countries, and this new cut, released today, should sustain her career momentum.

Watkinson's sound fuses blues, soul and rock strains effortlessly, and her gutsy voice never gets overwrought. "This Is Our Time" is a bold and confident statement, delivered with vigour. It's written by Chris Unck and local chanteuse Lily Frost (she also co-wrote Watkinson's previous single, "Stonewalling"), and sports lyrics a little more imaginative than most: "Stylin svelte, upper shelf, Start the show, we're good to go."


Complementing the sassy and brassy sound of the cut is an entertainingly colourful video clip, one now premiering in FYI.

The daughter of Terry Watkinson (Max Webster), Chloe cut her teeth fronting such outfits as Park Eddy and The Distillery, before going solo. Grammy-winning producer/engineer George Massenburg was an early believer in her talent, working on tracks with her, and there is a strong indication that this is indeed her time.

Watkinson plays Winterfolk in Toronto, Feb. 22-23.






Publicity: Bev Kreller, Speak Music

Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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