Going from posting popular covers on YouTube that amass over 700,000 views to now releasing her debut EP Bridges this Friday, Much Digital Studios Creator Candace Leca is taking her musical talents to the next level.
We caught up with Candace to learn more about Bridges, her musical style, and the inner workings of her music career.
What is Bridges about?
We’re all faced with many challenges in life, and Bridges is about different moments and obstacles along the way. Each one separated and connected by a bridge of hurdles and emotions, ultimately leading us to where we are today and where we’ll be tomorrow.
What should fans of your YouTube channel and acoustic covers expect from Bridges?
Fans can expect an intimate, personal and dynamic EP. The songs are all very different from each other.
What was your favourite song to record for your EP?
“Morning Never Comes” was my favourite! This was the first song we recorded and is also our first single. Its cyclical bass line grabs you and forces fingers to snap.
What’s it like collaborating with your husband Michael on your music? Is it difficult to separate personal and professional?
Michael and I both have a passion for music. So whether it’s personal or professional, we’re playing and writing together either way.
You’ve covered a lot of different types of songs—everything from “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers to “Stressed Out” by twenty one pilots—but you add a personal touch to each cover. How would you describe your style of music?
Relatable, vulnerable and contemplative with an indie pop vibe. Each of the four songs on Bridges are about real life experiences that we feel many can connect with.
Which musicians do you find yourself influenced by when you record songs?
We listen to everything from pop to rock, and rap to reggae. One minute we might be jamming out to Bob Marley then channeling our inner Bon Iver the next.
What’s your favourite concert or live music venue in Toronto?
Massey Hall! An intimate venue with some great history. If the walls could talk, I’m sure they’d have some crazy stories.
What have you been listening to lately?
Lately, I’ve been listening to Lady Gaga’s new album Joanne. “Perfect Illusion” is my current jam.