If you’ve only heard one song of his, it’s most likely his new single Carter & Cash (it was Zane Lowe’s #WorldRecord on September 28, kind of a big deal). However, his entire EP is absolute gold. If I had to pick a similar artist, I couldn’t…the closest I can get is that his entire EP sounds like “These Four Words” by The Maine. That is a high compliment.
When I first heard people talking about him back in January (sliding that in there so you know I’ve been driving the bandwagon), I listened thinking it was going to be “indie pop” as advertised on his Wikipedia page. Um….that voice is far more than just indie pop. I put “Headlights” on my iPod, it came on while I was driving and I nearly swerved right off the road. I’m not sure if I can accurately describe it myself, so you’ll have to listen to the music above and see what I mean. So soulful.
Last week he was in Toronto for a promo tour and I told my friend to let him know that I love him. Y’know, like a joke. Like, half-joking. Like, probably not joking but not something I would say to his face, for fear of him taking it as an admission of being a stalker instead of “your music is the best how is it real”. I got a text a few hours later saying “Tor says he loves you”, so essentially I think we’re getting married but I’m trying to play it cool. Thanks Samantha (you can’t go wrong with SC)!
[Editor’s note (literally it’s just me writing, idk why I-): I’m 80% sure Tor is going to read this post and I’m going to wish I omitted this paragraph but in the pursuit of honest blogging…it stays]
Tor was signed to Glassnote Records (one of my favourite record labels) last year and has been quietly building ever since. “Carter & Cash” came out and it was game over. He’s pretty much set to be the next big thing in 2016. Very exciting things for my future husband.
[Editor’s note (Jan. 27/16, still just me): I regret this entire post, I am a terror and should not be allowed out of the basement of my parents’ home. Mom, are you reading this??]