TOVI (pronounced toe-vee) is the electro-pop project of Alberta/Toronto-based artist Rebecca Emms. Described as “noirish, melancholic pop music powered by big hip-hop drums” (Ian Steaman, CBC Music), TOVI evokes the sombre feeling one might get listening to Lana Del Rey mixed with rumbling downtempo influences of Gorillaz and Portishead.
TOVI’s debut EP Midnight Hum was recorded in Toronto with engineer/producer Mike Rocha (Electric Youth, Greys, Black Pistol Fire). Released April 27, 2018, the EP debuted at number 4 on the !earshot National Electronic radio charts and helped TOVI earn a 2018 Western Canadian Music Award nomination for “Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year”.
TOVI’s past projects include alt-rock duo Girl Meets Bear, and production contributions on Victoria-based artist JAYA’s soon to be released album. She recently attended the prestigious Singer-Songwriter Residency at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity.
In November 2019, TOVI headed back into the studio to work on new music with Toronto producer Josh Korody (Weaves, The Dirty Nil, Dilly Dally).
PRESS AND RADIO CHARTS
EP Midnight Hum #4 !earshot The National Electronic Chart
Our Basement – TOVI – “89 San Francisco”
– January 17, 2018
Razmataz Magazine –Take a trip with TOVI’s debut single
– January 25, 2018
Soft Fire Media – New single “89 San Francisco” by TOVI
-January 29, 2018
Canadain Beats – Five Questions with TOVI
– February 5, 2018
Razmataz Magazine – From rock to electropop, TOVI talks transitions
– March 6, 2018
CBC Music – Listen to 12 underground picks from Searchlight 2018
– March 13, 2018
Ride the Tempo – [Listen] TOVI – Passenger Seat
– March 30, 2018
Grayowl Point – Audible Hoots
– April 13, 2018
Grayowl Point – Premiere-TOVI Midnight Hum
– April 25, 2018