- SHARES LEAD SINGLE, "INVINCIBLE" -
- TORONTO SHOW SET FOR NOVEMBER 7th AT THE BURDOCK -
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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - Independent soul artist, Aphrose, announces the release of her new album, Element, due out November 8th. The album features the brand new single, “Invincible”, out TODAY. “This song is about the euphoria you feel when you have someone in your life loving you in a way that uplifts your soul to the highest heights,” shares Aphrose. “You literally feel you can do and accomplish anything, and you would do everything to have this feeling forever.” Listen & share here. Aphrose will celebrate the release of the album at Toronto’s Burdock on November 7th. Full details are below and at https://www.aphrose.com/. Stay tuned for more tour dates, and a new video for "Invincible".
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Element features a collection of 9 songs produced by Scott McCannell and Santino "Chino" DeVilla ("Weak", "Fire" & "Gloss"). Aphrose added her production and recording touch by cutting the lead vocals and backgrounds for "Invincible", "Fire", "Weak", "Gloss" & "Not In Traffic" at her home studio. "This was a big first for me and a huge learning experience but it was something that I really wanted to experiment with on this record because obviously time and money was of the essence," shares Aphrose. "But also because I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I've got the most supportive and amazing friend and producer in the world, Scott McCannell, who walked me through the process on the phone and then away we went! This record is made with a lot of heart and with long-time friends. There was no big studio budget for this one (yet!), so we created with what we have and it is a body of work that I am extremely proud of to get out there into the ears and eyes of my current and soon to be fans."
1. Move On
3. The Sky
6. (Can’t) Settle For Less
8. Make Your Mark
9. Not In Traffic
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TORONTO ELEMENT ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2019
WHERE: Burdock - 1184 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario
What's The Story about Aphrose?
APHROSE is an independent Soul artist from Toronto, Canada. Raised in the culturally diverse neighbourhoods of Scarborough, Aphrose’s musical tastes were shaped by all the various genres present in her Trinidadian household. Soul and gospel are obvious influences, while she’s also inspired by traditional styles such as Soca, Calypso, Reggae but also Bollywood soundtracks and even Country.
Taking her audience with her every step of the way, Aphrose has a reputation in Toronto for her powerful and soaring R&B vocal stylings fronting and supporting the many bands and artists she performs with. She had the honour of working with and learning from industry heavyweights such as Daniel Caesar, Lee Fields & The Expressions, JP Saxe, & Nikki Yanofsky, to name a few.
Life-changing experiences inspired her to honour her family history and take on the artist name of Aphrose. In her own words, she explains the significance of this name. “I’ve been raised and taught by some of the strongest, most loving women in the world. My mother's birth name was Aphrose and I chose my new name to honour her and the many powerful women in my life who give me strength and purpose.”
Aphrose released her first single, 'The Middle' (produced by Scott McCannell, Giordan Postorino & Jim JR.) in June of 2017 and 'Move On' (produced by Scott McCannell) in February 2018, and is making waves with her music amongst fans and critics alike. Her latest single “Make Your Mark” was released in January 2019 and was premiered exclusively on Earmilk Magazine, as well as featured as “Song of the Week” on CBC’s Here & Now radio show. She could be heard lending her vocal talents for a nationally televised Toronto Raptors commercial in support of the playoffs and finals.
Her latest accomplishment found her singing to sold out crowds as the tour opener for Canadian power couple Raine Maida (of Our Lady Peace) and Chantal Kreviazuk’s new collaborative project Moon vs Sun.
Her sound has been described as old meets new; Aphrose combines powerful vocals with her love for live instrumentation, to create music that illustrates her reverence for not only soul iconoclasts like Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, but also the influence of contemporary artists like Sza and Teyana Taylor.