Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 – Today, innovative PEI artist, Russell Louder, returns with an emotive new song, Light Of The Moon. With an electropop vibe, the song’s lyrics draw on the experience of seeing someone's life become engulfed by an abusive relationship. Listen to Light Of The Moon here.

“Lyrically, Light of the Moon draws on the experience of seeing someone's life become engulfed by an abusive relationship,” Russell says of the track’s inspiration. “This is a reality that, in recent years, has shown itself to be scarily universal, yet I notice that people are still quite afraid to address it, even more so when they're personally confronted with it. There's a dissonance there that I find very unsettling. I think, subconsciously, I was mirroring that dissonance in the production process, as the musical relationship between tension and release is a strong motif throughout the song.”

Russell was recently a finalist in CBC Music’s 2019 Searchlight competition, highlighting Canada’s best undiscovered musical talent. Earlier this year, Russell won a Music PEI award for Electronic Single Recording of the Year for their track, Showdown. Light Of The Moon follows Russell’s previous single, Cost Of Living. Both tracks are a sample of what the multifaceted Charlottetown musician and producer has been working on. Watch a live session for Cost Of Living here.

Cost Of Living is a ruminating confrontation in which Russell Louder personifies circumstances of the past.  The minimal, yet clean and nuanced production lends itself well to a voice so haunting and hopeful.  It’s this voice that stays at the forefront of the song - carrying the listener through a poignantly crafted lyrical landscape.  Melancholic yet satisfying, heavy yet carefully balanced - Cost Of Living is compelling and catchy in unexpected ways.

Russell Louder is a trans musician, producer, performance artist, curator, party-thrower and ring-leader based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Their experimental electronic dance pop explores the ever-evolving internal landscape of identity, grief and romance. Their performance and curatorial work - currently taking shape as the GLAM CAVE party series (curated safe-space parties intended to showcase and celebrate marginalized and the underrepresented performers) - also explores joy and celebration as sites of queer community, resistance and survival.

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