Find your winter soundtrack at Ryan Hemsworth’s Opera House show
Ryan Hemsworth seemingly came out of nowhere. Though the Halifax-bred producer has been incredibly busy for the past four years releasing a steady stream of singles, remixes and EPs, he only became a part of Canada’s collective musical consciousness after the release of his solo debut, 2013’s Guilt Trips, and its subsequent Juno win earlier this year. No more than 12 gig-packed months later, Hemsworth is releasing Alone for the First Time, a seven-track LP that proves that the DJ has a subtler, more intimate charm than his everything-all-the-time electro contemporaries. As its title implies, the new album is introspective, melancholic and lethargic. It draws on 8-bit inspirations and underground artists like Dawn Golden, who sings on the record’s lead single, “Snow In Newark.” Welcome in the cold weather—or momentarily escape it—when Hemsworth brings the rest of his wintry new tunes, along with his old hits, to the Opera House this week.
Nov. 15. $17.50. Opera House, 735 Queen St. E., 416-466-0313, ticketweb.ca.