Kyle Haze’s Reflective New Single ‘My Shadows’ Captures the Essence of the Pandemic Experience

“My mind’s a mess but my heart is wise,” a line from Kyle Haze’s newest single “My Shadows,” captures how most of the world felt during the COVID pandemic lockdown. 

But it was during these slow days and long nights confined within the walls of his Toronto apartment that the emerging guitarist and songwriter was able to channel those emotions into the song available now.

The Canadian musician says the song is about introspection and explores themes of post heartbreak denial, solitude and melancholia. 

“My Shadows is a glimpse into a personal journey, an exploration of emotions during a time of solitude and reflection; feelings that should resonate with anyone who’s experienced the complex facets of love and loss amidst the unique circumstances of a pandemic lockdown,” Haze says. 

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The Torontonian – influenced by music bigwigs Radiohead, Tame Impala, Iron Maiden and Porcupine Tree – has previously released songs within the progressive genre, but My Shadows takes on the essence of a more indie ballad. 

Haze collaborates with Sunny U in his latest release, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter whose delicate vocals add a nostalgic touch to the introspective song.  

The talented duo practiced the melody on a ledge near the Bloor and Yonge railway station and recorded at MH Studios with recording engineer Lukas Guyader. The bass was played and recorded by Montreal’s Hayden Farrar and the song mixed and mastered by Luke Fair. Kyle Haze hails from Toronto’s vibrant music scene and is only just getting started. 

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He looks forward to sharing his music and connecting with listeners on both local and broader musical landscapes and will soon be able to release other collaborations featuring vocalists Tammy Whetham and Brendan Marr.