21-year-old singer-songwriter, xiv and 21-year-old composer and producer biosphere have teamed up today to release their collaborative album, Calamity. The 10-track release features the duo’s single, “BLASTOFF!” which also arrived with a music video today. Listen to the album and watch the video below.
Caught between two worlds of the East and West, Toronto based, Asian-Canadian artist, xiv (short for excuses in vanity) aims to fuse elements of both musical styles to bring a unique and distinct sound to fans all across the world. From catchy pop melodies that are prevalent in today’s K-Pop records to silky smooth sonics of Western R&B, xiv is determined to bridge this gap, all while inspiring the next generation of Asian artists.
Toronto based Asian-Canadian composer and producer biosphere initially experimented with the lo-fi/hip hop sound but has recently ventured into R&B, soul, and orchestral styles. Classically trained in piano and a saxophone player from a young age, he gradually became inspired to compose music of his own. His music is strongly influenced by his classical roots and his many years playing in a jazz environment.
The two artists’ distinct styles mesh perfectly on Calamity. Featuring rising Toronto based artist koven wei, “BLASTOFF!” details a relationship of two lovers who are “galaxies between” each other, evoking emotions of excitement and longing as they journey through space.