Don’t you love it when you discover a new exciting artist? Especially when they are at their debut release, and you have the chance to observe the project unfolds, and possibly witness the birth of a future pop sensation. We do love that feeling, and that’s exactly how we feel about Ormiston’s debut track, the disco, retro-flavoured number ‘Rebel’.
Hailing from Montreal, Ormiston is no stranger to the industry. Previous to this new venture, he polished his craft by producing for other artists (Milk & Bone, Freida Mari) and by releasing music under the pseudonym Beverlay, amassing 3 million streams worldwide thanks to a Kaytranada remix. Now returning as a solo outfit, we are confident past experiences will help Ormiston to advance at a steady pace, allowing him to showcase his art to wider audiences.
Acting as a debut release, thanks to Canadian label Lisbon Lux Records, ‘Rebel’ is – yes – infused with nostalgic vibes, but at the same time it is also extremely contemporary, proudly joining the retro movement. Opening with disco guitars, a modulated guitar riff provides the perfect melodic counterpoint to the already honey-like song chorus. Brief synth stabs provide a certain italo-disco value, while Ormiston vocals – slightly saturated and filtered (think Morabeza Tobacco) – fits the sonic panorama perfectly joining the instrumental in an intense musical hug.
We are on board! Definitely looking out for future releases (and in that sense, an album might be coming in Spring this year)! In the meantime, discover ‘Rebel’ on Spotify: