I was browsing through the new artist archive on the blog the other day and realised that I haven’t featured any Canadian pop newcomers lately. Bearing in mind the increasing number of blog submissions recently, I therefore decided a recap was in order, (and where I subsequently discovered that the last noteworthy Canadian act was Tate McRae!) Yet, with the Canadian music scene fostering so many talented pop artists, it feels like the perfect opportunity that a multi-talented newcomer such as MINOE should make her debut on the blog…
MINOE is rapidly making a name for herself with her music. The facts speak for themselves – her headline show in Toronto was sold out, and she has already had the privilege to open for Tom Grennan and Dadi Freyr. So far, her self-penned tracks “Cherry” and “Cut Me Loose” have garnered attention in Canada and across the pond. Yet it’s her latest release, “Hands,” that is undoubted to make waves worldwide. This is her sad girl anthem and it showcases MINOE’s ability to pour her heart out on the dancefloor. (“Hands” is the third single from MINOE’s upcoming EP “Bleeding Heart’s Disco“).
I must say, listening to “Hands” is an incredibly moving experience. Since the lyrics and melody perfectly emote the complexity and conflicting nature of relationships. From the beautiful parts to the unnerving bits. What’s even more impressive about this track – it is the crafting of an independent artist. It is evident MINOE has poured her heart and soul into this music, since this shows up in every note!
A standout from her debut EP “Bleeding Heart’s Disco.” “Hands” highlights her exceptional songwriting abilities. Blending sweeping melodies with a bombastic arrangement that gradually builds throughout the track. Foremost Minoe’s vocal style is slick and unforgettable, reminiscent of a blend between Tove Lo and Dua Lipa. Although notably it’s impressive that she has already earned airplay in the UK, particularly when bearing in mind she’s an emerging independent artist from overseas.