Go For Broke! (ft. Anna Wiebe)
Snow is melting, birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and artists are collaborating – what more could you ask for? Jon Lawless of Toronto-based First Rate People has been busy collaborating with artists around the GTA this year, and “Go For Broke!” with Anna Wiebe (from Kildear) is my personal favourite so far. Its light indie-pop instrumentals don’t quite align with the less-than-optimistic lyrics, but I think that’s what draws me to the song (and this time of the year in general). Things might not be going according to plan, but those first flower bud sightings can’t help but make you smile. Don’t fret. Summer’s almost here.
If you like what you hear, check out the other collabs Jon has released this year: “Carolina” with Mary Cassidy and “So Sure” with Lindsey Beckett. Both great tunes to bump while you’re strolling to class in the sun.