Canadian alternative/indie duo HEY MAJOR was formed by the two multi-instrumentalist brothers, Mickaël (lead vocals/keys/bass/guitar) and Raphaël (drums/backing vocals/keys/guitar) Fortin. Built on strong brit rock influences, their unique sound is created by the explosive chemistry of the duo. Dynamic drum and piano parts, touching and intense vocals, delivered with emotion and energy, a sound they’ve dubbed “elegant rock”. In May 2015, the band, which was formerly called Orange O’clock, won CBC’s Searchlight contest as “Best New Canadian Artist” among 3,000 acts across Canada, with their single “Can’t Fight the Feeling”. A year later, among more than 18,000 songwriters across the world, they landed in second place with their song “Wax ’n’ Wane” at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville. The band’s first single off their album Crazy Carnival was picked by Grant Lawrence from CBC music to be part of the monthly playlist “Songs You Need to Hear” and was promoted on NPR music, BBC Radio 1 and CBC music. After spending a month touring Australia earlier this year, Hey Major came back home to finish recording their debut album. The LP was produced in Montreal (Indica Studios) with Peter Edwards and Franz Schuller and mixed by Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Weezer, Wilco…) and Tim Palmer (David Bowie, Tears for Fears, U2…).
Today sees the release of their latest single “The Station”, with their upcoming album slated for release later this fall. “The Station is a journey of change and enlightenment through love stories, struggles, encounters and wishes for humanity. That was the inspiration. We took our time recording this track. The song was co-produced with Peter Edwards and Franz Schuller at the Indica Records home studio. It was mixed by the incredible Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Weezer, Wilco… )”, says the band. You can follow Hey Major and stay up-to-date with all upcoming music, band and tour news via the following links. Photo Credit: Cameron Danzy.