THE NEW ELECTRIC - based out of Calgary, Alberta have made a name for themselves this year on Canadian pop radio, reaching heights of: #18 on Hot AC, #26 on CHR (Top 40), and #28 on Main AC, with their debut single Life’s What You Make It.
Since forming in 2014, the band started working with Kevin ‘Chief’ Zaruk and Jeff Ojeda (of Chief Music Management: Florida Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Chris Lane) to create an undeniable fresh new sound. In the Summer of 2014, the band collaborated with world-renowned producer Brian Howes (Hedley, Simple Plan, Boys Like Girls) to record their debut EP in sunny Los Angeles. Their breakthrough, catchy sound is sonically inspired by: DNCE, The Weeknd, Maroon 5 & many more. The band is composed of: Kyle McKearney (lead vocals), Shade “Indy” McKearney (bass/vocals), Chris Doi (guitar/keys/vocals), and Adam Casey (drums/vocals).
Life’s What You Make It caught the attention of Corus Radio’s “Next Big Thing” and Bell Media’s “Future Star” features for the month of October, 2015. This helped propel the song on Canadian Hot AC, Top 40, and Main AC radio, garnering impressive chart positions. To follow their success at radio, The New Electric debuted their new music video on Much Music (M3 & Much Loud). Their follow up single Inside Out was released on February 14th and peaked at #20 on Main AC, and the music video premiered on MUCH, M3 & Musique Plus in May.
The band recently released their highly anticipated single Ride This Feeling, co-written and produced by Ryan Stewart (Carly Ray Jepsen, Simple Plan, Victoria Duffield, Hedley & more), on August 15, 2016 and during the week of it’s release, Ride This Feeling was the #1 Most Active Independent Song & #2 Most Downloaded Song on DMDS. The infectious new tune keeps seeing weekly adds & features from coast to coast. The New Electric released their debut EP titled Living Loud on October 28, 2016, on all digital outlets. In support of the EP, they completed a Cross-Canada tour with Backstreet Boy - Nick Carter, throughout November.Follow The New Electric’s wild adventure on social media as they prepare to release new content leading into the new year!