Friday, March 11, 2011


Andrew Allen
With Canadian Music Week in high gear now, I thought I'd introduce you to one of our country's most exciting new talents. Currently in town to partake in the musical festivities, Vancouver native Andrew Allen had a few gigs lined-up in the City even though mysteriously he is excluded from this year's list of  performers with a showcase at Canadian Music Fest. If it's any indication what others think, our Friends south of the border are showcasing him next week at Austin's much-heralded SXSW Festival.  This however, didn't stop Allen from making some new Fans during this Toronto visit.

Having been sent a couple tracks to preview by Sony Music a few weeks ago, I admit I didn't take to his Music right away.  Last week I decided to give it another go and ultimately even I succumbed to his honeyed vocals and acoustic soul-pop.  Fans of Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz and Adam Levine will have no trouble taking to Allen's brand of sunshine.

Allen who oddly resembles Ryan Seacrest in-person admits to me, "My album's not due til around June and I still haven't decided on a title". He then jokingly asks me, "You got any ideas?". I recommended that Allen throw over a few more tracks my way for me to give him some feedback.  And why don't you do the same?  You can enjoy out some more of his tracks on his YouTube Channel here or follow him Twitter here.

Check out the Video for Love You Tonight in full below:
The handsome and lithe Singer/Songwriter tells us that we can expect songs similar to current Single Love You Tonight on his forthcoming major label debut, plus tracks which are "much fuller and beat-driven".

Watch Allen's greeting to Mr. Will-W.:Pop Maven readers below:

(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W./Audio content owned by: Sony Music)

1 comment:

  1. WOW, very catchy & cute ;) I think he will go really far - as for a title for his album, he has a line in his song that says "taking a break from crazy" - how about that?!

    Angela (Chachi's mom!)