Watch him live Friday, August 10th, 2018 @ Mclean Mill for this years’ Shaker!
“Big change is coming” is JP Maurice’s anthemic promise to anyone who has seen their share of adversity. The seasoned Vancouver based musician, songwriter and producer knows the highs of his craft, but it’s in the lows where he finds his fire – taking the fuel of failed record deals, broken hearts, and the loss of loved ones and forging the pain into something beautifully optimistic.
After touring Canada, Europe, and then taking home 2nd place in the PEAK Performance Project radio contest in 2015, a loss in the family turned Maurice mostly inwards, where he focused on channeling his emotions into his art. Investing in his own studio allowed for late night collaborations, producing other artists, and creating endless song ideas. The result is the “Girls” EP, which sweeps from cinematic pop-noir info slinky neo-soul, all tied together with Maurice’s powerfully emotive vocals. It’s a modern sound that capture timeless sentiments – love, loss, and the twists and turns in between. This EP is the follow up to 2013’s “The Arborist”, which marked his official debut as a solo artist, after getting caught in major label red tape with his previous band that went simply by Maurice.
These challenges haven’t stopped JP Maurice – if anything, they’ve made him stronger. After all, nothing stays the same but change.