Premiere | Borza – True to You

Born in London and raised in Québec with a Persian background, Borza’s multifarious roots have all brought him back to the same base of connecting music to a synergistic spirituality. Labeling himself purely as a human representative of the earth,…

Premiere | Jimbo Scott – Heads Up

Aretha Franklin has undeniably left an immense mark on our modern culture with her art and activism. When she passed away last August, Jimbo Scott got to work on contemplating just how he would pay her tribute. Forgoing the typical,…

Premiere | Suzie Brown – I Choose You

Bifurcation in and of itself isn’t a rarity, but Suzie Brown’s story is a head-turner. Working as a part-time cardiologist at Nashville’s Vanderbilt, the singer-songwriter pursues a career in folk artistry during her off-time. The result of Brown’s committal to…

Album | Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life

If ever an album was tailor-made for a road trip (and this road trip has to have the words ‘great’ and ‘American’ in its description), it’s Fruit Bat’s latest record, Gold Past Life. Eric D. Johnson – the project’s singer/songwriter –…

Session | Tsarzi – Glory Days

Tsarzi, aka Sarah Sharp, produced one of my favourite albums from last year with The Last Decade of Love. The album is full of great songwriting, it’s clever, fun, theatrical and in the end, deeply melancholic. Sarah came into the…

Interview | FFS 5 with Graham Stone

You can’t turn on the television or flick through your social feeds without being bombarded with bad news. “It’s like the whole world’s got the blues,” Americana singer-songwriter Graham Stone feels that lyric in his bones, it’s an apt summation of his new…

Album | Kevin West – Story of My Life

In his time, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Kevin West has run the gamut on performance style. Starting somewhere around the blues, West’s nomadic studying habits saw him investing in the structures of hard rock, metal, jazz, and hip-hop along the way.…

Interview | FFS 5 with The Brookses

The debut LP from Atlanta-based father-daughter folk duo The Brookses, Lucky Charm, is the culmination of a decades-in-the-making partnership, harnessing and presenting an energy that could only be borne from family bonds. Between Jim’s experience in the Atlanta music scene–having…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ship & Sail

Ship & Sail made a splash in its respective Michigan scene following the release of their EP, From Seeds. Dedicated to Colin Haggerty’s late mother, his plaintive first studio cuts lived up to Ship & Sail’s tagline: “A little fun,…