Toronto Synth-Pop Artist Ralph Is Hitting The Road With The Darcys

Toronto Synth-Pop Artist Ralph Is Hitting The Road With The Darcys

Filed under: 
On Our Radar

If you haven't heard of Ralph, you're still sleepin'

Everyone's buzzin' about this super talented Toronto synth-pop artist. She gives off mad 'girl next door' vibes and drops the utmost feel-good tunes that are impossible to hate. You'll definitely catch the feels for her as soon as you hit play on her 2nd single "Cold to the Touch" (watch above) - which saw a tremendous amount of success for this brand new Canadian act leading to her landing some dope opportunities and acolades. 

She' recently released her latest single "Screenplay" with The Darcys and is going on tour with them in November, hitting Montreal at Petit Campus on November 17, where she will be performing her dreamy singles live. We decided to ask her a few questions so we could get an insight on who Ralph really is, and what she's been up to this whole time. She delivered. 

Scroll through the Q&A and catch her new single "Screenplay" after the jump. It's fun, we promise. 

How would you describe Ralph under 140 characters?  

Influenced by the past and present, Ralph combines retro and contemporary elements within her unique personal style and pop music. 70s funk bass meets 90s breathy pop, meanwhile wearing a fringe jumpsuit with Vans platform sneakers. 

Describe to us what a typical day in Ralph's life looks like? 

I'll be honest - I'm not a morning person, so a 10 am wake up is my ideal start. I make a green smoothie that looks disgusting but I LIKE THEM OK? Do a crossword and answer emails, go for coffee with a friend or go for a run (I get my best lyric ideas when I'm running). Head to the studio to work on songs for my upcoming album (woohoo!) Take a break, get a snack (mid-day studio snack breaks are crucial - I suggest sour keys) Head home and watch a new episode of 'Broad City' or if I'm feeling frisky, go out to my favorite bar and play some pool or see some live music. 

What can someone expect when listening to your debut EP? 

A series of relatable songs about relationships (both with yourself and others). I write about personal experiences, which can be scary to share with the world but I think makes for genuine songs that listeners can connect with. 

If you had to pick a gif that represents your music, what would it be? 

What is something people would be surprised to learn about Ralph?

My uncle produced the Rocky movies and won an Oscar! I've held it before (they're goddamn heavy) 

How involved are you when it comes to visuals or music videos?

Extremely involved! I love styling myself for shoots and shows, I'm such a sucker for fashion and art (especially when they're combined.) I've also been lucky in finding amazing collaborators who really understand my visual themes and enjoy working with me on creative projects. My best friend Gemma (who directed the videos for 'Tease' and 'Cold to the Touch') nails it every time and even challenges me with new concepts and ideas, which I love. 

You are going on tour with The Darcys, how did this collaboration come to fruition? 

I've known the boys for awhile and always admired their work ethic and insane performance skills. We had chatted about doing something together since our music has similarities. After I wrote 'Screenplay', I realized it would be an awesome duet and reached out to them. The whole process was so fun that it just kind of organically grew from there. 

Any upcoming projects you can tease with us? What’s to come? 

Gemma and I just shot a new video for a song called 'Evergreen' and it looks SO good! Imagine Twin Peaks meets Calgary stampede meets small town America. No official release date for the album yet but let's just say spring and summer 2018 will be full of good stuff

Share this article

Comments

Content Stream

JUNO Award-winning artist, Boogát just released the visuals for his song "Tanto Tattoo" , featuring Mexican rapper, Niña Dioz . You might recognize a couple of familiar faces in the video (above), if you're from Montreal. Tanto Tattoo translates from "lots of tattoos" and is exactly the theme they...
Allan Rayman just dropped a new EP titled Courtney to keep us on our toes as he continues to tour North American dates to promote his pure talent. This time around, he’s offering a bit of a difference in sounds, keeping a steady hip hop beat as a base for a more grunge-like sound and elevated vocal...
Red Bull Music Academy remains one of the most important music conferences, globally recognized for fostering creativity and talent. Today, they unveil a limited edition print magazine and vernissage showcasing the faces of the people who helped define Montreal’s unmatched creative landscape...
We've all spent countless hours stalking cool instagram feeds because the photography was impeccable, but have we ever tried to get to know these photographers on a personal basis? Here are seven amazing photographers whose photos will blow your mind. Nick Le - @NickLe90 Nick Le is a photographer...
We caught wind of the new single from singer Sara Diamond . Produced by the same power-house duo she's been working with for a while (by Noah Barer & Austin Tecks ), known for their infectious pop music that is pure, melodical and meticulously formulated to get you right in the feels. Sara...
Montreal producer, songwriter, and singer, RYAN Playground , is back today to share a new song. Her latest single "Almost Died" is a delicate reflection on the intensities that come with relationships. Almost Died' is about the vulnerability that comes with bonding over shared issues and the...
Directed by Christophe Fortin , Nate Husser 's latest video for his single "Paintings For The Blind (Millions)" follows him on a voyage, getting in touch with his roots and showcasing it all through meticulous, raw and effective visuals. A mix of high quality and low-res VHS style footage, the...
Joyride Records have been making big moves as of recent. Even though it feels like David Lee is on the come-up, this Montreal-based rapper has been on our radar for quite some time now. We were pleasently surprised and excited to look at his latest visual release for his single "Wrapit Up"...
Feast your eyes on Boro Clothing 's fall/winter collection for 2017. You'll find a multitude of essential winter-wear in their latest collection drop, including Beanies, a dope Rugby sweater, and hoodies to keep warm and stay stylish. Remaining true to their aesthetics, they invited photographer...
The Montreal-based multi-faceted artist is officially on our radar. Strangerfamiliar just released La Secuencia , a 5-song EP that explores the notion of time, astrology and numerology while reflecting on on the past year where she found her way back to self-trust. The EP developed during a period...
With a new-found awakening, Taikan Collection 004 continues to forge traditional patterns while embracing a constant evolution. Collection 004 introduces three new silhouettes: SPECTRE , HORNET and FLANKER , along with the core collection in upgraded materials including matte-finish ballistic nylon...
This 23-year-old Montrealer is a versatile and devoted musician. This is the first we hear of Christian Sean , and surely won't be the last. His debut single, officially released via Bonsound is about the make the rounds of the interweb at a very fast pace. His debut single "Black for You" is a...