TOVI (pronounced toe-vee) is the electropop project of Red Deer, Alberta based artist Rebecca Emms. Drawing influence from Portishead and Gorillaz’s trip hop style to alt-pop icons like Lana Del Rey and Lorde, TOVI’s debut solo EP Midnight Hum sonically delivers a hazy dream-like atmosphere of warm vintage synths, sultry vocals matched with deep bass rumbles and programmed beats.
After a split from her previous band Girl Meets Bear, Emms started putting together song ideas for her debut solo EP Midnight Hum in late 2016. Striking lyrical self-reflections of fear and desire; the EP is draped with dark apocalyptic tones, lined with glimmering hints of optimism. Teaming up with recording engineer/producer Mike Rocha (Electric Youth, Greys, Black Pistol Fire), the EP’s four tracks were recorded in a downtown Toronto studio over a two week span, in the muggy heat of July 2017.
The EP will be released February 2018, lead by single “89 San Francisco”.
PRESS AND RADIO CHARTS
EP Midnight Hum #7 CJAM 99.1 Windsor- Electronic– March 27, 2018
EP Midnight Hum #4 !earshot The National Electronic Chart – April 10, 2018
EP Midnight Hum #1 CFRC 101.9 Kingston-Electronic – April 10, 2018
EP Midnight Hum #7 CJAM 99.1 Windsor-Electronic– April 10, 2018
EP Midnight Hum #3 CFRC 101.9 Kingston- Electronic– April 17, 2018
Our Basement January 17, 2018
Razmataz Magazine January 25, 2018
Healthy Phat January 26, 2018
Soft Fire Media January 29, 2018
Canadain Beats February 5, 2018
Razmataz Magazine March 6, 2018
CBC Music March 13, 2018
Ride the Tempo March 30, 2018
Grayowl Point April 13, 2018