Montreal-based singer, songwriter, musician and producer Ormiston is making his debut as a solo artist with an unsurpassable good-feel single ‘Rebel’. Bringing together uptempo elements of indie-pop, chillwave, yacht rock and electro-disco, the Canadian native delivers the antithesis to a year and bad news with this golden slice of audible joy. Think Toro Y Moi meets MGMT, and you’ve got a good sense of what Ormiston is all about.
“Rebel is a song about a turbulent relationship between two lovers. A passionate relationship bringing the best and sometimes the worst out of both individuals. With this first single, I explore the sound of coastal beach tones mixed with indie-pop.”
Born into a bilingual Montreal family, he was raised around female musicians and grew up with a strong sense of melody. After mixing and producing some tracks for Milk & Bone, Heartstreets, Misage and Freida Mari, he released in 2013 the song Typically Her (under the name Beverlay) that ended up being remixed by Kaytranada, helping it reach more than 3 million streams worldwide.
In 2020, he signed with Canadian label Lisbon Lux Records (Le Couleur, Russell Louder, Radiant Baby and Das Mörtal). Ormiston is working on his first album to be released in spring 2021.