New Music Friday: Dan Talevski

Toronto pop singer-songwriter, Dan Talevski, will release his new EP, High Times, on Friday, October 27. The EP is a mix of Dan’s recent hits and new material, including his latest track, Papers,featuring frequent collaborator, Aleesia.

“Aleesia and I have been friends for over a decade now. We wrote a song called Papers last year, intended for me, but as I heard her sing the second verse, I knew we had a duet in the making,” Dan says of the collaboration. “The track came together very effortlessly and once production was added, it was the perfect recipe for a breezy, hypnotic-pop cut on my new EP.”

High Times will include another single, Blackout, and Dan’s previously released track,Birthday Suit, which ranked at #8 on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, calling it a “sexy summer club jam.” You can stream and purchase Birthday Suit here. The video for the track, directed by Emma Higgins, depicts a wild birthday party, Inspired by a personal experience, Dan wanted to push boundaries with this track to show his fans who he is with “no guard up.”

Over the past 10 years, Dan has written and recorded hundreds of songs, working towards a first full length release.

“I’ve dreamt and anticipated my album release day my entire life. It hasn’t been easy. Continuously over the last decade, I’ve had set backs, road blocks, and crushed dreams. Sounds like your typical, cliché chase for stardom, but it feels different when you’re living it,” he says of the process. “I titled it High Times because of obvious reasons *insert marijuana joke* but it’s also symbolic of a time in my life when I felt bigger than the world; living my dreams; addicted to the music industry and pop culture. It’s like no other drug.”