Critics around are singing his praises, giving glowing reviews and declaring that his are the freshest sounds ever to hit your ears. Some even say his are the perfect sounds to play while making out, especially the single, ‘Take A Message’, what with all its sexy sounding beats. His album has just only been certified Gold in Canada. So who exactly is this vocalist who’s making quite a buzz in the music scene lately and whose LP is simply a must-have?
The return of old school soul in the hearts, minds, and voices of singers like Maxwell, India.Arie, Alicia Keys and others comes as one of pop’s music most welcome surprises, Remy Shand, 23, who hails from Winnipeg, Canada.
Replacing formerly de rigueur studio gadgetry with all of his heart and his authenticity, with real instruments, the maiden album from Remy, ‘The Way I Feel’, is truly fabulous.
According to Remy “This record is purely about relationships. The topic is love. Basically, it’s four years of my feelings.”Fashioning music that is vintage/retro sounding yet original with a touch of modernity, Remy, a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and self-producer, attacks the boundaries of R&B, pop and alternative with his own timeless union.
Remy grew up listening to Marvin Gaye, Ann Peebles, Steely Dan, the Isley Brothers and much more, plus wrote the songs that can now be found on his debut LP at just 19 years old.
Released on the 12th of March in Canada and the United States – be sure to ask your trusty music outlet when “Remy Shand” is available near you.
Go check out his solo single ‘Take A Message’ plus a couple of other tracks as well and his music video even, if you’ve RealPlayer that is, at his official website: www.remyshand.ca
On a personal note, I say Remy’s a dazzling debut indeed, recommended to fans of Maxwell, Erykah Badu or even Macy Gray. I’m going to go get my copy, that’s for sure.