Kingston, ON’s indie pop singer/songwriter Astrid Tanton shares the view from her perspective with “Comfort,” the premiere single ahead of her forthcoming debut album, From My Eyes — available now.
“‘Comfort’ focuses on a lot of uncertainty and, unlike the name, uncomfortable times in your life,” Tanton muses. “It’s tough to leave something behind that was hurting you because there was some sense of certainty around it, and it’s a common thing for people to sacrifice their feelings for what’s comfortable.
“To me, that’s not okay and never will be.
“Once you can move into the unknown and away from the ‘comfortable’ with your head held high, you always become stronger.”
It’s insights like these that weave the 18-year-old artist’s forthright lyricism with her decidedly unique sound. Drawn to the craft from the age of three, and an honours grad of Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, the Verona-area multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for piano, drums, and guitar has long-embraced music as a powerful gateway to express her feelings and worldview in a relatable, connective way.
“I really wanted to let people into what has shaped me into the singer/songwriter and young woman I am today,” Tanton considers, detailing the ethos behind the upcoming EP. “Each song recalls and explores a pivotal event in my self-growth.”