You dig into Pt. 1 of this series. Listen to more ‘Best Of 2021’ playlists here.
Every Monday evening, the music writers of Apt613 publish #ottmusic weekly to promote new artists from Ottawa-Gatineau. It is essentially a “broadcast radar” for locally produced music. Our Spotify playlist is a running songlist, updated weekly since 2020.
This year the team put together over 240 songs for #ottmusic weekly and in this final week of 2021, we’re excited to share Apt613’s top picks in five ‘Best Of’ playlists. You dig into Pt. 1 of this series. Listen to more ‘Best Of 2021’ playlists here.
Before the pandemic, you were just as likely to hear these artists performing live at Pressed, Bar Robo, maybe Irene’s Pub, or Black Squirrel Books, often on an acoustic or electric guitar with a rhythm section crammed into the top. small scene. These days, you’re more likely to hear the real thing on CKCU, CHUO, or a living room livestream.
We know there are many songwriters in, around and from Ottawa, but we would like to introduce you to 20 singer-songwriters (established and emerging) who have come up with new music in 2021. Music that speaks to your soul, heals your heart, and feels the way you feel. Enjoy an hour of our favorite 2021 songs written by Ottawa singer-songwriters.
List of tracks
Enjoy the mix! These are not rankings.
- Oddeline’s “Orchards” [Bandcamp]
- “Hold You” by Kellylee Evans [Bandcamp]
- “Sweet Melody” by Vicki Brittle feat. Myles Castello [Website]
- “It will pass” by Céleste Lévis [Bandcamp]
- “Friends / lost? by maxim. [Bandcamp]
- “When the world is on fire” by General Malaise [Bandcamp]
- “Harmonizing the Moon” by Michael Feuerstack [Bandcamp]
- “Don’t worry” by Boyhood [Bandcamp]
- “Subtle song of the sirens” by HILOTRONS [Bandcamp]
- “Don’t Look For Me Now” by Neha Sin [Bandcamp]
- “The Magenta Room Problem” by Jasmine Trails [Bandcamp]
- “After the fact” by summersets [Bandcamp]
- “Mind’s Made Up” by Terrence & the High Flyers [Bandcamp]
- “Better Bad Decisions” by Jessica Pearson and the East Wind [Bandcamp]
- “To be or not to be (with me)” by The Golden Seals [Bandcamp]
- Jim Bryson’s “Werewolves” [Bandcamp]
- “Don’t Go” by Almyr Jules [Website]
- “Magic” by Harea Band [Bandcamp]
- “Come to Me” by Landon AR Coleman [Bandcamp]
- “Hold My Breath” by Lynne Hanson [Bandcamp]
After 20 tracks, our playlist continues with the the best of the weekly #ottmusic 2020 selections from last year.
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