12:00PM — 1:30PM
Thursday August 15College Park
Drawing influence from pop, soul, and electronic music, the Edmonton-based duo X62 (/ten-sixty-two/) seamlessly blends together elements of each genre to create musically versatile and lyrically compelling songs. Consisting of Joel Toews and Sauvé (/so-vay/), X62 is influenced by Sam Smith, Emilié Sande, Brasstracks, and NEEDTOBREATHE. Their sound is emphasized by gospel backup vocals, intricate horn lines and emotional complexity.
In August 2018, the duo released their second single titled, “DOWN”, gaining radio airplay on Mix107.9 (Ft. Saskatchewan, AB). Additional production for the single was provided by Robbie Townsend (Talltale, Laur Elle) and mixed by Brad Smith (JUNO-nominated Nuela Charles).
In April 2018, X62 placed first in the Students’ Association of MacEwan University showdown competition, and showcased at the Kaleido Festival (2018) and MacEwan Fall Fest (2018). In the spring of 2019, X62 will be attending the Artist Development program, at Canada’s Music Incubator in Toronto, Ontario. X62 will be releasing new music in the summer of 2019.
Play the Parks is presented by TD Bank, produced by the Downtown Yonge BIA.