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Friday 07th, April 2017 / 17:22
By Zoei Nijjar

Homeshake – Photo by Salina Ladha

After leaving Mac DeMarco’s touring band in 2013, Peter Sagar, the mind and voice behind Homeshake, stepped out of DeMarco’s shadow to pursue his own musical passions. Moving back to Montreal, Sagar released three full-length albums: In The Shower, Midnight Snack and, most recently, Fresh Air. The young songwriter’s years spent playing guitar for his dear friend Mac were not done so in vain, but it was time for Sagar to pursue his own musical projects.

“Well, it’s very different from whatever I did with [DeMarco]. I never really felt any personal accomplishment from it. It was like a job, you know? Only my coworkers were very close friends of mine. So it was a good job, but it was just a job,” Sagar says. “It was nice playing big crowds but it never really moved me or made me feel great. We have been selling out a lot of shows with Homeshake, which is a much crazier feeling. It’s nice that people want to hear it.”

Although Homeshake’s music doesn’t stray too far from DeMarco’s smooth vocals and funky bass lines, Sagar brings his own musical twist to the table, embodying down-tempo tunes intertwined with synth beats, guitar and warped vocals.

Homeshake’s most recent album, Fresh Air, was released in February of this year. The album won’t surprise any avid Homeshake fans, with its classic soothing vocals and mesmerizing instrumentals that keep listeners coming back. Fresh Air is the perfect record to play after a long day, or even as a soft soundtrack to catch some Z’s to.

Sagar’s sensory music is accompanied by abstract album art created by his talented partner, Salina Ladha. The cover for Fresh Air is a basic yet colourful drawing of a door leading outside to some fresh air. “She does all art associated with band. I let her do whatever she wanted and it was so perfect. She’s my favorite artist in the whole world.” Hearing Sagar’s voice light up as he spoke about his partner’s art sheds light on how the artist incorporates his hidden emotions into his music.


Homeshake perform April 14 at the Rickshaw Theatre.

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