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david ace dean @ NOW lounge

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

david ace dean @ The Social

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

david ace dean @ Trois Minots

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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For now, this 20-year-old creative-writing student is best known for the company
he keeps: producer Byron Wong (David Usher, My Brilliant Beast) and
manager/former MuchMusic personality Kim Clarke Champniss. That should change
pretty quickly, though, if he's got a few more songs like this ode to a former
flame, or rather an ode to the anticipation of seeing her for the first time
since their breakup. Imagine Beck circa Sea Change crossed with Depeche Mode
circa "Precious." Affecting stuff.

John Sakamoto The Toronto Star

- The Toronto Star, John Sakamoto


Debut Completed. Launching Nov 29 @ NOW lounge, Toronto. Nov 22 @ The Social, Montreal.




21, From Toronto, finishing school up in Montreal.

This is an album prologue,

This is my album.

Over the past five years I’ve written, recorded, and performed countless songs between Toronto, Halifax and Montreal - Canada. These are the ones that made it to the studio, and ultimately, onto record.

There is a ‘side one - side two’ concept came about through the albums diversity. Though all the songs are predominantly lyric driven, some are more electro and keyboard based while others revolve more around a guitar’s chord progression. Side one is more electro, side two is more organic. This concept also helped to organize the songs towards a chronology of content and emotion, side one being more recently written. It’s easy to look at like two EP’s.

All the songs are produced by friend and partner Byron Kent Wong (Crystal Method, David Usher) who had a tremendous influence on the texture of the sounds, the arrangement of instruments and the overall feel. Whether for the radio in a Toronto tourist restaurant or for a sweaty little dance, drink and drug hole in Montreal, I like to think we’ve got something on their for either.

I think of my songs and approach to writing as emotional but not weak, conceptual but concrete, complex yet accessible.

I hope it does something for you,


David Ace Dean