Toronto-based rapper Shad today releases a brand-new song ‘Out of Touch’, a bright, RnB-spiked track featuring the multi-talented pHoenix Pagliacci. This memorable new offering marks the return of the rhymer and the first taste of forthcoming music coming later this year on Secret City Records.
“’Out of Touch’ is basically the thesis statement for this upcoming collection,” explains Shad. “It’s about how our individual sense of wholeness can’t be disentangled from our collective well-being. It’s about the idea that we belong to each other.”
Shad’s body of work has been streamed over 30 million times and 4 of his albums have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, including his most recent musical odyssey 2018’s A Short Story About A War. He’s a critically acclaimed JUNO Award winner and a seasoned live performer. Shad is also known for hosting the Netflix Original Hip-Hop Evolution docuseries, which won an Emmy and a Peabody award, and is a former host of CBC Radio’s flagship arts & culture program ‘q.’ His latest releases have been covered in Rolling Stone, Complex, The Ringer, Fader, NPR, and beyond. His music has been heard in Snowpiercer, The Murders, Tall Boyz and more.