Finding new music can be a difficult endeavor. Though there are countless outlets from which to stream, watch, and listen to new music being performed, the task of sifting through everything that’s available can be a daunting one. New bands emerge and disappear constantly, but every now and then a special sound hits the ear of a listener and refuses to be forgotten. The sultry smoke of 28-year-old California-born singer/ songwriter Canyon is one of those special sounds.
Canyon makes a kind of timeless music that at once seems both new and familiar. Whether hearing the breezy pop of “Aeroplanes + Astronauts,” or the acoustic folk fingerpicking of “Varnish,” a listener can’t help but be drawn in by Canyon’s croon. While her voice is truly the spotlight of her music, Canyon is also a gifted songwriter and arranger. The instrumental accompaniments on her songs are sparse and open, leaving room for her powerful vocals to breathe and guide each song.
“Don’t cry, Nightingale / the moon is still hours away / Tonight it won’t be lonely / with the stars all shining your way,” Canyon sings on “Nightingale.” This lyric is indicative of her songwriting style; Canyon is able to merge captivating, hopeful imagery with an undercurrent of melancholy. On the more upbeat “Vagabond,” Canyon sings, “It’s a hard road / living like a vagabond,” and shows a more confessional side that is characteristic of traditional folk music. Visit HelloMyNameIsCanyon.com to find out more about Canyon’s music and live performance dates, and check out FLLBuzzRadio.com or FLL’s free iPhone App to listen to Canyon today.