Daniel Caesar Is The Toronto Music Artist You Need To Know

Daniel Caesar Is The Toronto Music Artist You Need To Know

Similar to Drake, The Weeknd, and PARTYNEXTDOOR, who are also from Toronto, Caesar explores young, emotional love and the hope and demise it provides for all.
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If you're looking for a singer-songwriter that seems to transcend love and affection with soulful lyrics and angelical composition, Daniel Caesar is the artist for you.

The 21-year-old Toronto native shot into super-stardom when he released his first EP "Praise Break," which was ranked 19th on the "20 best R&B Albums of 2014" by Rolling Stone.

Similar to Drake, The Weeknd, and PARTYNEXTDOOR, who are also from Toronto, Caesar explores young, emotional love and the hope and demise it provides for all. In an interview with Forbes writer Ogden Payne, Caesar explains his rapid rise to stardom and what he attributes to his success.

"Honestly man, it’s just the music," he explains. "I still ask myself the same question. Sometimes I hear songs on Soundcloud that I think are really dope, but they aren’t doing as well as my stuff is doing."

Caesar's belief in self-realization and the creativity of his own style of music also helped him throughout the beginning of his career.

"I think it comes down to honesty. [My music] is more of an artistic thing as opposed to a business thing. I think the art form [of music] today is in an interesting space. A lot of artists are aspiring to fill an archetype as opposed to being themselves."

His song "Get You" featuring Kali Uchis has been streamed over 43 million times on Spotify.

Caesar's success doesn't overshadow what is important to him, however. He still poses a family-first mentality and promises his wealth will be used wisely, similar to the way Jay Z marketed his own product and accumulated immense amounts of wealth.

"To me, it’s building something that I can give to my children," Caesar tells Ogden. "I want to have a catalogue or a share in a company. I’m trying to take my family’s name from lower-middle class to aristocracy. I have my sights set high. I feel successful now, but I still have a long way to go."

The new voice of Toronto music is here, folks. And I hope you take a listen to this fantastic artist and human being.

His music channel can be located here.

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Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist

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Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

So many great artists are (finally) releasing new albums this year, and Cage the Elephant falls into this category. This track is an absolute banger and doesn't stray much from the band's style in that it includes a lot of loud guitar and dynamic vocals. Like Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant has been around since the early 2000s, and I highly recommend checking out some of their earlier work as well (big fan of their most recent album, actually!)

“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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