Paragon Cause’s new single, ‘Sunny,’ is a Canadian shoegaze daydream.
The Ottawa-based duo Paragon Cause channels the darkness of ’80’s synth music and the lightness of dreamy female harmonies to form a sound completely unique to the pair. The lyrics ruminate on our innate fear of separation, and the potential for music to release these consuming emotions. Check out ‘Sunny’ from Paragon Cause for a glimpse of brightness through the shadows. Paragon Cause writes, records and produces all their songs to control all aspects and create a deliciously dark sound with vibrancies and mystery.
The Duo that are Paragon Cause combine their talents to bring their love of Hip-hop, jazz piano, 80’s synthesizers and 50’s guitars to create music that is mysterious yet familiar. Flowing vocals with dense harmony mix with dark modal guitar playing, all set to retro drums.
Marnie, from southern Ontario, Canada is a trained Jazz singer and pianist whose strong songwriting skills set the base for many of the tunes the duo produce together. Influences include Mamma Cass, The Beatles and Beethoven. Her songs often discuss topics that can challenge the average listener to embrace deeper meaning and emotion.
Kirwan, originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia shied away from the Celtic influence of growing up in Cape Breton and was drawn to bands such as Tribe Called Quest, Digible Planets and early Ice Cube. Kirwan, juxtaposed with his love of The Cure, Janes Addiction and The Raveonettes, his guitar playing and production skills pull together all his influences to create dense and dark arrangements.