With the Toronto music scene expanding exponentially, it’s always an amazing sight to have the opportunity to witness the growth and development of a superstar in the making, especially within the unforgiving competitive landscape of the Canadian music industry.
An artist who encapsulates the word ‘superstar’ is Toronto’s own anders, a young emerging Canadian artist who created an unmatched lane for himself within the R&B community in the 6ix. With records like “Love No More” reaching sixty million streams or “Bad Guy” with another six, it is easy to understand why the young artist easily sold out Toronto’s legendary Phoenix Concert Theatre, which holds approximately 1300 people.
“We’re always trying to find something new, something different, trying to push ourselves.” – anders
Over the past two weeks, anders and his NST team, released Road to the Phoenix, a short documentary that captures the build up to anders first ever performance at the Phoenix.
The eye opening video showcases his approach to music, in terms of the development of his overall sound, it also features an interview music with industry veteran and Rap Season founder, Jon Ramos, as well as multi-Platinum music producer, FrancisGotHeat who has produced for the likes of Bryson Tiller, Drake, Big Sean and more.
“Sonically we’re just going to keep growing, we’re always trying to find something new, something different, trying to push ourselves.” – FrancisGotHeat
The documentary gives you a different perspective on anders; not only showcasing his talent but also the impressive work ethic put forth by him and his team.
anders is a 23 year-old recording artist who is born and raised in the city of Toronto. With only a limited discography, the young songster has already amassed a global fan base spanning several continents. His genre-bending music, which infuses the infectious elements of pop with ominous R&B, has charted on iTunes, been featured on Ebro Darden’s Beats1 program, TIME Magazine, Spotify’s New Music Friday; as well as publications HYPEBEAST, Complex, HotNewHipHop, REVOLT and more.
anders’ debut EP, titled 669, was released on May 25, 2017, and features production from Grammy-nominated producers FrancisGotHeat and LUCA. The project’s standout single, “You For You,” has been featured on prominent playlists on both Spotify and Apple Music, establishing the creative in the talent-filled soundscape of his hometown. On Mar. 6, the up-and-coming crooner shared his highly-anticipated sophomore EP, titled Twos. For his follow-up effort, anders chose to showcase his hit-making prowess, while moving away from the heavier trap style which earned him his early following. In addition to the aforementioned producers, the new release also includes instrumentals from renowned individuals such as Bizness Boi, Jordon Manswell and more.
Along with his musical endeavours, anders and his NST imprint have created strong partnerships with notable brands such as Remy Martin, Lost & Found, Get Fresh Company and more.
You can follow @anders on Instagram.
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