Toronto, ON – Today Toronto-based rock band Harm & Ease, drops their killer new single “Cut Me Loose” via all streaming platforms and CosmoCat Records. The track is a stompin’ modern, blues rock anthem that showcases the band’s unique sound, duelling lead singers and puts the subjects of love and betrayal into play through a dramatic yet action-driven storyline.
The Harm & Ease story is an interesting one, from reaching an international following as they took over the South American rock scene to being discovered by Gianni Luminati of Multi-Platinum and JUNO Award-winning group Walk Off the Earth. Gianni was so impressed by the band that he went on to become their manager.
“I first saw the band in a small club in downtown Hamilton, ON in the summer of 2019. I was immediately enamoured by their playing and their ability to have the whole club up dancing and rockin out. After meeting the band after the show, I was very intrigued by their story and how the members from 3 different countries were brought together by friendship and a love for music, “said Gianni.
“For many years I had been looking for a band to work with that really inspired me and that had the same passion for music and art. I offered to represent the band as their manager, and they were very happy to oblige. We’ve been working hard over the pandemic on all facets of the Harm & Ease project and are ready to take the rock world by storm.”
The new single “Cut Me Loose” was recorded at Golden Carrot Studios in Burlington and produced and mixed by Juno and SOCAN award winning producer Tawgs Salter (Walk Off the Earth, Hunter Hayes, Washboard Union), and Tokyo Speirs (Walk Off the Earth, USS, Gabriela Bee). The track channels the Rock & Roll giants of the 60s and 70s and passes through a modern filter, creating a sound that comes across as fresh yet familiar and steeped in the roots of classic music and song writing.
“When we first wrote “Cut Me Loose” we went for a modern blues rock sound that seemed perfectly natural for us. We’ve all been through relationships in which our significant other treated us in a cold fashion. Whether that was our fault or not can be debated! We posted a clip of us jamming this song in Trinity Bellwoods park in Toronto, and it got over 2 million views in just a couple of days. Juno award winning producer Tawgs Salter reached out to us soon after wanting to produce the song. We were so ecstatic to work with him, and we couldn’t be more excited to share “Cut Me Loose” with the world, said John Goodblood”
Originally founded in Burlington, Ontario in 2010, Harm & Ease are composed of Rylan Whalen (Vocals), Danny Lopez (Guitar), John Goodblood (Bass/Guitar), and Alex Hamnett (Drums). This line-up was formed in Buenos Aires Argentina after several reiterations revolving around Rylan Whalen, and Danny Lopez, the addition of John Goodblood and Alex Hamnett proved proficient in rounding out an already brilliant basis.
The band recorded and debuted their first two albums “Wonderful Changes” and “Black Magic Gold” in the bustling, artist hub of Buenos Aires before relocating their home base to Toronto, Canada. They also recently recorded a single with Grammy award-winning producer Joe Cicarelli (Elton John, The Foo Fighters, Morrissey, The Raconteurs) entitled “Nothing More Than Love”.