This singularly shining gem depicts an urgency for living
Hammer Down is the first album from Canadian musician Ormiston. Consisting of eight songs, including the already released singles ‘Step From The Limelight’ and ‘Rebel’, each track possesses a distinct concept reminiscent of the cinematic genre “coming-of-age”.
Through this theme, one that focuses on the growth of a protagonist from childhood to adulthood, Ormiston explores love stories and failed relationships in his distinctive upbeat indie-pop fashion.
On the new record is the unmissable focus track ‘Time Fades’. This singularly shining gem depicts an urgency for living; a burning desire to escape and explore. Led by a charging electronic beat and Ormiston’s roaring vocals, ‘Time Fades’ stands out as a huge anthem on an already impressive debut album.
Born into a bilingual Montreal family, Nicola Ormiston 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).