Kayla Diamond – Dirty Laundry (Pheromone Recordings)

Toronto Pop singer Kayla Diamond was never supposed to be an artist. In fact, she was aiming to become a lawyer.(Radio Humber)

Laye – Lonesome (Indie)

For laye, lonesome has been an epic undertaking. The project involved crafting songs over a four-year period and had laye travelling to New York, Los Angeles and Toronto to work with a slew of legendary pop and hip-hop producers. The venerable list includes Lauren Christy (G-Eazy, Dua Lipa), Federico Vindver (Jennifer Lopez, Lauryn Hill, FNZ, G-Eazy, A$AP Rocky), Ben Harrison & Ibrahim Asmar (Rihanna, Rita Ora), Mike Wise (laye – no love lost, Ellie Goulding, Chainsmokers, Upsahl, (bülow, Allie X), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Jack Antonoff), Pomo (Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak) and Joel Stouffer (bülow, Dragonette).(Soundzine)