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Single Servings, March 15, 2021

Each week Single Servings brings you a balanced diet of the freshest Canadian tracks, spanning Electronica to Rock, Folk to R&B, and everything in between.

Single Servings, March 15, 2021

By Jason Schneider

Each week Single Servings brings you a balanced diet of the freshest Canadian tracks, spanning Electronica to Rock, Folk to R&B, and everything in between. Remember to support the artists by purchasing their music or adding them to your playlists!


Jeen - Don't Wait (featuring Ian Blurton).

Release Date: March 5

Label: Independent

Having released her eponymously titled album just this past October, Toronto alt-rock artist Jeen is already looking ahead to releasing another collection this year. Don’t Wait is the first taste featuring contributions on guitar from Canadian indie-rock auteur Ian Blurton  who also co-produced and co-wrote the song. It starts out a little dreamy, but hang in there for the big chorus.

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bülow– First Place

Release Date: March 9

Label: Republic/UMC

Juno-winning alt-pop singer bülow continues adding to her catalogue of singles and EPs with First Place, her initial offering of 2021. A brief but hypnotizing track, she describes it as being about “someone who wants your attention, but isn’t very genuine.” She’ll likely have to face more of that if First Place continues building on her already impressive international critical standing.Stream here.

Lido Pimienta – Coming Thru

Release Date: March 9

Label: ANTI-/Fontana North

With her appearance at this year’s Grammys now placing her on the verge of world domination, this cut from Polaris Prize winner Pimienta’s 2020 album Miss Colombia is a fine example of how she brilliantly blends traditional and contemporary sounds. Meditative yet uplifting, Coming Thru remains as unclassifiable as the artist herself. Stream here

Jason Collett – Crab Walking Home In The Rain

Release Date: March 12

Label: Arts & Crafts

It’s been five years since we’ve heard new music from Toronto indie scene mainstay Collett, and this new track serves as a tease since it will appear on his soon-to-be-released Best Of compilation, spanning his solo output for Arts & Crafts. The minimalist imprint of arranger/producer Andy Shauf is all over Crab Walking Home In The Rain, adding new colours to Collett’s sonic palette. Stream here

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The Hello Darlins – Prayer For A Sparrow

Release Date: March 12

Label: Independent

Since putting out its first single last year, this Calgary-based roots music supergroup—which counts among its collective Matt Andersen and Joey Landreth—will finally release its debut album Go By Feel on June 11. The Darlins are offering another preview with this gorgeous ballad sung by co-founder Candace Lacina. Dolly Parton would be proud. Stream here

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Tanya Tagaq Plays a Pivotal Role in 'True Detective' Season Finale

The Inuk artist provides vocals for the HBO series' soundtrack, and her song "Submerged" scores a pivotal moment in the season finale, in which she appears as an actress.

The new season of True Detective wrapped up this weekend, and timed with the tense final episode, HBO also released the show's gripping soundtrack. Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq, one of the most celebrated contemporary musicians in Canada, contributed to seven songs on the soundtrack as well as making appearances in the show herself.

Subtitled Night Country, the fourth season of the HBO detective show takes place in the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska. It stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, two police officers trying to figure out how the recent bizarre deaths of six scientists are linked to the murder of Iñupiaq activist Annie Kowtok. Through its mystery framing, the show explores themes like colonial violence, environmental destruction, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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