New Audio: borza Shares a Grunge-Inspired Ripper

borza is a Saint-Sauveur, Québec-based singer/songwriter and musician, who over the years has collaborated with a list of the province’s emerging artists, and intentionally acclaimed artists like Emmylou Harris, Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Lauryn Hill.

The Saint Sauveur-based artist stepped out into the spotlight as a solo artist with his debut EP 2016’s playing with time, an alternative/experimental folk effort. His full-length debut, 2019’s Malcolm Burn-produced Cocoon consisted of material featuring elements of indie rock, folk and reggae. Album single “Be Amazing” was added to almost 400 Spotify playlists, including Folk & Friends, Folk Favourites and more.

2020 saw borza collaborating on two singles with French artists from Québec and Belgium. Last year, he released a remix of “Be Amazing.” The French Canadian artist began this year with “1 on 1,” which saw him adopting a more rock orientated sound.

borza’s latest single “As high as you can go,” is an anthemic and swaggering, grunge-inspired ripper centered around distorted and fuzzy power chords, thunderous drumming, rumbling bass lines and a rousing, raise-your-beer-in-the-air chorus paired with the French Canadian artist’s punchy delivery. The end result is a song that sonically nods at the likes of Dinosaur Jr. but rooted in an urgent and forceful earnestness.

Interestingly, “As high as you can go” began as a folk song that eventually morphed into an energetic, grunge-like ripper meant to elicit excitement — while “reminding listeners that an abundance of love is possible, so it’s wroth taking chances.”