Feb 7th – Toronto’s own Scott Hardware is gearing up for his second full-length album titled Engel in April with the release of the pop almost-dance track ‘Joy’, out now.
‘Joy’ is the kind of song you play after a long day, when your mind needs a pick-me-up and something calming at the same time. The rhythmic low ends of the track meet the sparkling piano and chimes with perfect contrast, surrounding the hypnotic vocals of Hardware, who’s honest, image-driven lyricism melts over the rest of the music, taking you on the sonic equivalent of ice skating over a frozen pond in the middle of the night.
Hardware’s vocals are a stand out on this track, both conforming to and rebelling against the pop standard. ‘Joy’ is sure to stand up to even the harshest of critics and earn its spot on your playlists this week. You can check out the song on Spotify and follow Hardware on Facebook to keep up with e writhing he has coming up!
Cover photo by Shelby Fenlon