LATEST RELEASE “TALKING IN MY SLEEP” HITS TOP 40
STUNNING STRIPPED VIDEO OF “TALKING IN MY SLEEP” IS OUT NOW
September 1, 2020 (Toronto, ON) – Toronto’s A is for Arrows has been capturing the attention of fans and industry alike with infectious, danceable alt-pop tracks since debuting in late 2019. Today, lead singer Alessia Balasbas announces an exciting new era for the project with the forthcoming release of “Can’t Stop” on September 8, the first release as a solo act. Fans can anticipate continued releases from A is for Arrows with the same striking energy that can be found on “Can’t Stop”.
“I love the juxtaposition of this song,” explains Balasbas. “When you initially listen to it, it seems happy and care-free, but if you listen to the lyrics, they’re actually kind of sad. The song is definitely based on real emotions and a time in my life where I didn’t feel very confident in my relationship. I felt like the person I loved wasn’t fully invested and even though it hurt and no matter how terrible they sometimes made me feel, I couldn’t stop loving them. I think it’s pretty straightforward and to be honest, it was tough for me to call them out like this and be like “hey you were being pretty shitty, but whatever I’ll let it go cause I love you so much” Moral of the story is music helps me purge – haha!”
“Can’t Stop” follows A is for Arrows’ most recent release “Talking in My Sleep,” which received national acclaim and landed in the Top 40 of the CHR charts. Last week, AIFA released a special stripped video of “Talking in My Sleep,” shot by @thatgoodgraphic. What the video HERE.
Less than a year out, A is For Arrows has already gained the attention of industry and tastemakers alike, having earned praises from the likes of SiriusXM, Wonderland Magazine, Popdust, Atwood Magazine, and Buzz Music LA, in addition to being added to a variety of popular playlists such as Spotify’s It’s a Bop, New Music Friday, Fresh Finds: Pop; Apple Music’s New In Pop; and Amazon Music’s Artists to Watch, Fresh Pop and Brand New Music, to name a few. The project’s blending of contemporary beats, soft synths and heartfelt lyrics has made A is for Arrows a project to watch in Toronto’s eclectic music scene and on the world stage alike.
Whether it’s the glisten of Alessia’s voice, or the raw honesty in her songwriting, one thing is certain – there is a rarity about a project such as A is for Arrows.