Safe Sounds session
Aug 23, 2022
Exclusive First Listen: Jay Feelbender's Sad Song
We're delighted to bring you some exclusive new sounds from alt-pop pioneer, Jay Feelbender!
Yes, to celebrate the release of his new single 'Pool Paranoia' Jay visited Safe Sounds to lay down some heavy hearted tracks. Today we've released a tender acoustic version of 'Sad Song', which was recorded in the real-life bank vault we operate from.
Watch above or visit our YouTube channel to check out all our recent sessions and releases.
The tender side of Jay Feelbender...
For those of you familiar with Jay's solo music and work with the band Goodbye Honolulu, you'll know that he explores all range of emotions, from exhilaration to fragility.
As the name would suggest, sadness is at the core of this latest track. Inspecting parts of the 'Sad Song' lyrics — "I gave all I had/ and you wasted both our time/ but if you wanted me to/ I would have given you my life" — Jay plays with familiar concepts of love and loss using simple sentences that resonate with authenticity. Sometimes the simplest words hit the hardest, and we're feeling this one.
Just like the first track, Party Down The Street, this song's a beauty and we're really pleased to have been able to capture such pure emotion. We're sure you'll feel it too... be sure to drop us a message in the YouTube comments.
...and that brings to an end our Jay Feelbender session. Thanks Jay for taking the time to drop in. We'll see you on and off-stage at the heart of the Toronto music scene!
Jul 20, 2022
Jay Feelbender's Headed To A Party Down The Street - And You're Invited!
We're delighted to share the first of two acoustic tracks we recorded last month with Toronto-based alt-pop artiste Jay Feelbender! That's right, Jay hit up the Safe Sounds bank vault ~ a real-life bank vault at our location in downtown Toronto.
Watch above or visit our YouTube channel to enjoy 'Party Down The Street' in this multi-camera live session extravaganza.
Who is the real Jay Feelbender?
Jay is an amalgamation of many influences. Growing up in the Toronto folk-country scene as the child of a musician, with Shirley temples at the bar and naps behind the drum kit, he entered high school and formed the alt-rock band Goodbye Honolulu. Goodbye Honolulu have performed for thousands opening for Spanish rock band Hinds on multiple U.S tours and performing across North America.
In his solo material, Jay pushes his alt-pop vision with lushly produced tracks that go bang. Jay expresses the through-line of music influencing an artist’s young life; from the fun to the fragile, the introspective to the explosive.
With Party Down The Street, we have a chilled out acoustic version of what is undoubtedly a hook laden pop-song. We love Jay's voice - deep and warm like a hug from a best friend.
We hope you enjoy!
Oh, plus Jay Feelbender's new single will be released worldwide on July 29th so watch this space.
Jul 09, 2020
Kaleidoscope Horse Lounge Live Session
Kaleidoscope Horse — the androgynous psychedelic art-rock band from Toronto, Canada — filmed a live session in the Safe Sounds lounge. First aired as part of Markham Music Festival 2020, it is now available to watch in full via our YouTube channel.
Idious Carrie (vocals, electric guitar, upright piano) and Janis Dolphin (vocals, electric guitar) performed new tracks Long Fever and Velvet, also delving into the world of the unknown with a beautiful but spooky improvised jam.
May 20, 2020
RUM DO live from the Safe Sounds Lounge
RUM DO perform Wedding Day live from the Safe Sounds Lounge. This track is taken from RUM DO's debut EP, 'lay down, lovers', which is available everywhere - you're probably staring directly at it right now, without even knowing.
RUM DO is a collaboration between Harry Perry and William Bembridge. This performance features the Canadian lineup of William Bembridge and Desiree Das Gupta.