Premiere: Kane Kalas Delivers Heartfelt Release “I’ve Never Been in Love Before”

For those who may not be familiar, Kane Kalas is a musician on the rise. His latest single and video “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” out today, is a beautiful take on the classic song by Chet Baker. The song showcases his skillful performing and musicianship.

Kalas’ vocals are strong and confident, and the song’s driving rhythm section provides a solid foundation for his instrumentation work. The heartfelt and catchy song features Kalas’ impressive falsetto vocals and a memorable chorus.

Kane Kalas is a classically trained crooner. His style evokes music’s Golden Age with a contemporary twist. Kalas is a mainstay at Citizens Bank Park, where it has become a tradition for him to sing the Star-Spangled Banner each season at the Philadelphia Phillies’ home opener and when they make the playoffs.

“I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” is a standout track, with a catchy melody that sticks in your head long after the song has ended. Kalas’ lyrics on this song are particularly strong, painting a vivid picture of a relationship.

Kane shares of the release:

“I’ve Never Been in Love Before” portrays the excitement and anticipation of budding love. Our musical cover and official music video capture the essence of Loesser’s perennial ballad but with an interpretation relatable in 2023.

Kalas’ passionate delivery makes the message of the song feel genuine and inspiring. Overall, the song is another strong piece from the artist that showcases his impressive work as a performer and musician. The arrangement is well-crafted and memorable, and Kalas’ vocals are impressive throughout. Whether you’re a fan of rock, blues, or pop, there’s something in Kane’s music for everyone. “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” is out via all digital outlets today.

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Moses Mikheyev Reveals the Cinematic Ballad “Fernanda, It’s All Right”

Moses Mikheyev

Singer/songwriter, author, and poet Moses Mikheyev, released his new alternative folk pop ballad “Fernanda, It’s All Right.”

Moses wrote the song after a particularly tough breakup, using writing songs, poems, and a novel titled “This Time Next Summer,” to help him get through it.

“I process emotional trauma by writing about it,” he reveals. “I tend to turn everything into a poem, a novel, or a song. Music is therapy. It saved my life, and I hope it can save yours, too.”

The song itself is similar to Lighthouse, Coldplay, or The Fray in its cinematic essence and poetic lyricism. The song is sung from the male character’s perspective, longing for the Fernanda. He imagines that a breakup never happened. In his mind, they are still happy.

The opening refrain goes “In her room she’s busy putting on her dress/ But in my mind she’s naked and she’s on my bed/ Somewhere in Seattle she is getting loved/ But in my mind I still think it’s the both of us.”

“Soren Kierkegaard once said, ‘What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music…’ I think that’s very true in the case of ‘Fernanda, It’s All Right,'” explains Moses. “The music was made possible through pain.”

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Up and Coming Rockers Texas King Confront Vicious Cycles on “Whatever You Break”

London, Ontario’s Texas King is currently regarded as one of the most exciting up-and-coming live rock bands active in Canada, full of high energy and fun party vibes. Having seen radio success and cracking the Top 15 with previous singles “Boomerang” and “Chandelier,” the band now have the backing of the Universal Music Canada radio team in their corner.

Whatever You Break,” the trio’s brand new single, is about life’s constant struggle to escape from and set boundaries with toxic relationships whether that be with a family member, a lover or an old friend. Produced by Brian Moncarz (Moneen, The Tea Party, Bleeker), the song’s not-so-secret sauce is truly the power and emotion in Jordan MacDonald’s vocals and words. Backed by equally impressive talents in the rhythm section made up of Phil Spina (bass) and Melvin Murray (drums), Texas King’s time is now.

THREE THINGS Remain on Jazz Virtuoso Elizabeth Shepherd’s New Album

A classical pianist who came to jazz through her love of old-school hip-hop, velvety-voiced Elizabeth Shepherd is among the new wave of jazz-influenced musicians bringing the art form to a younger generation of music fans. The six-time JUNO nominee and two-time Polaris Prize nominee has released seven widely acclaimed records, featuring collaborations with such musicians as Lionel Loueke and UK producer Nostalgia 77

At heart, Elizabeth is an improviser, playing off of whatever is around her. During the pandemic, she suddenly found herself stuck at home with nobody to create with. Having to find another way to ride her creative wave, she improvised. Elizabeth took inspiration from sounds around her – typewriters, garbage cans, records skipping, birds, people talking – you name it. She then wove them into snippets from old recordings of jams with friends, turned stuff upside down, added layers and synth parts, and came up with the new full-length album, THREE THINGS.

THREE THINGS remain: faith, hope and love. But of the three, the greatest is love. Nothing else matters.

Frenetic focus track, “Time,” uses a skip from Elizabeth’s copy of a Rickie Lee Jones record to backdrop a song about the controlling construct that runs our lives. “Time is the unit of our transformation, the end of presence where we stop and take stock…”

Quirky Folk Act The Pairs Go With Grace on Cheerful New Single “Superhuman”

Tied together by family and soaring harmonies, The Pairs share stories of life’s hope, hilarity, and hardship. Pull up a seat around their lively kitchen table for a unique blend of music that will hug your eardrums and make you want to groove.

A smattering of feelings and self-doubt, “Superhuman” tells a personal yet relatable story of realizing how we get caught up in the way we’re being perceived by others instead of truly experiencing life and all the feelings that come with living. We’re not perfect, so why do we put so much energy towards trying to convince people that we are? This song marks the intention to try and drop the hyper perfectionism and accept ourselves as fallible and human. 
Superhuman” reminds us that we can be wrong, that we can make mistakes, that we can say things that hurt people, and that none of that makes us bad people, or unlovable.

The Sheepdogs’ Founding Member Sam Corbett Announces Solo Project

Sam Corbett, founding member of JUNO Award-winning and platinum-selling band The Sheepdogs, presents NUTANA which finds Corbett singing lead and playing drums, percussion, and keyboards on a dazzling and highly nuanced set of songs certain to appeal to both Sheepdogs fans and discerning rock lovers.

The first single is jangly, simmering, serpentine “You Belong” which explores the notion of what Corbett calls “imposter syndrome” as a wailing sax elevates the chorus. “I think a lot of successful people wonder, ‘Do I deserve this?’ For me, there always seems to be so many amazing musicians out there,” Corbett allows. “But the song reinforces the idea that I do belong here, and that I do have something to say.” 

NUTANA’s towering debut solo album will be released on April 7th, featuring 10 original songs (plus two captivating covers) Corbett wrote while stepping away from the band to undergo cancer treatment, one month before his first daughter was born. NUTANA features contributions from Jim Bowskill (Blue Rodeo), Chris Mason (The Deep Dark Woods), Clayton Linthicum (Kacy and Clayton), Shamus Currie (The Sheepdogs, Bros) and former Sheepdogs guitarist Leot Hanson.