Spotted: SØLYS – Floating
Today I’m introducing you to another track by the Canadian artist SØLYS, which I have written about before here. SØLYS real name is Michael Chambers and he lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
I’ve always been drawn to the piano; as a young child, I’d often fiddle with the old upright in my grandparents’ basement. I finally asked my parents for piano lessons when I was about 12 years old. My music teacher, Bob Bruer, was a terrific mentor, and encouraged me to pursue composition.
The track Floating was released as a single on May 22nd of 2020.
Tell us something about your track Floating!
“Floating” was inspired by a recent trip back to the small town where I grew up (Midland, Ontario, Canada). I was reminded about the places I can never go back to. All the schools I attended have been torn down and rebuilt. The old turn-of-the-century library building has been completely gutted and renovated. It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing those places exist only as memories now. For me, “Floating” expresses those feelings between nostalgia and melancholy – a place in my mind where I feel both longing and comfort.
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