Canadian producer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Chris LaRocca today released the ﬁrst single off his forthcoming EP, ‘perhaps!’ out May 5. Setting the tone for the project, “deep end” encapsulates LaRocca’s eclectic sound, pulling in elements of DIY production, breezy R&B, and pop-inspired harmonies. His ability to consistently re-invent without straying from his ingenuity immediately attracted Grammy-nominated producer WondaGurl, who has signed LaRocca to her burgeoning imprint Wonderchild in partnership with Red Bull Records. Launched in 2021 with the inaugural signee and Toronto rapper JUGGER, “deep end” marks the ﬁrst oﬃcial release to emerge from the label, with more genre-bending music and trailblazing artists to come this year. Listen here: https://rbr.ffm.to/deepend
LaRocca shares, “‘deep end’ is an ode to the relentlessness of the music industry. It ﬂips the notion of the body being a temple on its head and suggests that the body is rather a vessel for success – as artists, producers, songwriters and everything else, we put ourselves through hell for our art: sleepless nights, vices, not eating, all things we go through to get the most out of ourselves while working and to stay present. I felt like I was truly in the deep end of all the above while working on this project, and this song being one of the last ones I wrote for the project felt like it really summed up the process for me.”
LaRocca is one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Toronto’s creative scene. Self-taught, his experimental repertoire can be best described as organized chaos made for sweaty basement shows and polished studios alike. Behind the scenes, LaRocca has an impressive track record of writing and producing for tastemakers like Kali Uchis (“Deserve Me ft. Summer Walker”), Bryson Tiller (“I’m Ready For You”), Boslen (“LEVELS”), and more. With his anticipated EP, ‘perhaps!’ in the wings, 2023 is shaping up to be an explosive year for Chris LaRocca.
Apart from Canada, LaRocca’s music appeals to listeners in this region as well, with the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand being among his top 10 most streamed countries in the world🌎.