Fresh off the incredible experience of being the opener for renowned artists Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) and Chantal Kreviazuk on their Moon Vs. Sun tour, Toronto Soul/R&B singer/ songwriter Aphrose is set to release her latest single, “(Can’t) Settle For Less,” her 5th studio release.
Written and produced by Aphrose and Scott McCannell, the song transports her audience back to what many consider the golden age of 90’s hip hop and R&B. According to Aphrose, “the song is about letting go of all the daily inhibitions and contradictions that we’re constantly battling on a daily basis, and finally cutting loose.”
With Aphrose moody and sexy vocals paired with the hard hitting snares and synths, “(Can’t) Settle For Less” is a song that is equally at home, in the car, the bedroom, or the gym; easily a soundtrack to the everyday. It’s difficult to describe what it’s like to experience an Aphrose performance in mere words, but one of those words would definitely be “soul,” because that is undeniably where you feel it. It is more than just her incredible range and control and depth; you don’t just listen to Aphrose sing, you feel it.
Music has been a lifelong journey for this Toronto native, and through her music, the audience experiences every triumph, heartbreak, joy and frustration that she has lived through along the way. Powerful and empowering; soulful and seductive; Aphrose has delivered music that shares her tribulations as both a woman, and a person of colour. Aphrose will continue to do so on her EP set to release in Fall 2019.
The upcoming single, “(Can’t) Settle For Less,” is scheduled to release on May 30th 2019 on all major streaming platforms.