Tim Baker: Dance

With his indie-rock band Hey Rosetta! on hiatus, the East Coaster is pursuing a solo career. Based on piano and voice only, this new track is beautifully haunting, with Baker's resonant voice in fine form.

Tim Baker: Dance

By Kerry Doole

Tim Baker - "Dance" (Indie): As frontman of Juno-nominated and Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted East Coast collective Hey Rosetta! for over a decade, Baker earned a large national following.

He is now pursuing a solo career, and this new song video has a much sparser feel than the dynamic indie-rock of his earlier outfit.

Featuring just piano and voice, this haunting tune captures the emotionally expressive quality of Baker's vocals. In a press release, he explains that "'Dance' is a song about wanting to dance and move and connect with someone, but it comes from a place of stillness and disconnection. So it’s also about mental health, and living and ageing in a time when technology increasingly makes watchers out of doers."


In February, Baker travelled across Canada to play a handful of solo shows in some offbeat venues: a bookstore, a living room, a ski lodge, the rink bar during a curling tournament, and a hotel room Tim lived in for a week with the challenge being to road-test his new song in front of small, attentive audiences.

Look for these songs on a five-song live video EP/doc style mini-series entitled The Side Door Sessions.  A new full-length studio album is anticipated in early 2019.

Baker will support Bahamas on shows in Kingston, Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener, and Ottawa soon.


Tim Baker Home





Publicity: Julie Booth,

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

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.

keep readingShow less