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AHI - Ol' Sweet Day

With a voice like “gravel on silk”, indie-soul/alt-folk songwriter AHI (pronounced “eye”) is a rare talent with the keen ability to deliver a story with the ease and familiarity of an old friend. Favouring passion over precision, it's easy to see why comparisons to Richie Havens, Ray LaMontagne and Tracy Chapman are common for this soulful troubadour.

From humble beginnings in Brampton, Ontario, AHI independently toured over 100,000 miles before landing in Nashville's Casino studio to record his debut album 'We Made It Through The Wreckage' with producer Eric Masse (Miranda Lambert) and the Grammy-nominated musical team behind James Bay and Shawn Mendes. Together, they created what Masse has called an entirely "new genre", blending folk, pop and rock, and topping it off with a vocal performance to be expected from a seasoned powerhouse rather than an indie debut.

With zero promotion, the feel-good single Ol' Sweet Day broke the Billboard Spotify Viral 50, U.S. Viral 50, CMJ/Earshot, and Stingray charts. Now millions of streams later, We Made It Through The Wreckage has introduced music lovers around the world to one of Canada's most promising new voices.

Subgenre: Folk
From: Brampton, ON, CANADA