Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vancouver's Best Kept Secret

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I'm so infatuated with this Vintage LoveWarren Dean Flandez has, today, released his first official video for his debut album, Vintage Love and let me tell you, it is amazing!  Please don't take my word for it though, and check it out.  I have it embedded at the bottom of this post, so I've made it nice and easy for you.

To my fellow Canadians I issue a challenge.  Soul artists have really struggled to make it in this country as such, without "popping" their music to make it more accessible to the 20something crowd.  Music like Warren's is all too often relegated to easy listening stations for the 9 - 5 crowd who are more interested in reliving their glory days.  This makes for very diluted, monotone, unimaginative music out there.  Sure, we have some great artists/musical acts originating from this great land of ours: Barenaked Ladies, Bryan Adams, Deborah Cox, Jann Arden but if you know anything about any of these artists, you know that they are known, world wide, for breaking the mold.

Warren is next on the list.

Don't let radio executives who don't step outside of their offices tell you that soul music is dead in Canada.  Don't let them tell you what you should be listening to.  Watch the video, go to www.muchmusic.com and request the video.  Show this good, Canadian boy some love.

Some vintage love. 

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