Thanks to the inexplicable popularity of my Submit Music page (not to mention sites like HumanHuman, Groover and Share Pros), I always have a massive digital backlog of albums, EPs, singles and videos awaiting my perusal. Here’s another recent winner, thanks to the dynamic, demented and decidedly different Tricia Fitz. If you’ve got something I need to hear, send it my way. If I think you’re half as good as you think you are, I just might include you next time.
Epic Penguin Sharks
THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Combine musical theatre, pop-punk, rock and a wild imagination and you get Tricia Fitz. Tricia is a proudly independent artist who takes on a full DIY approach. This allows her to freely explore her versatility and take audiences through an epic range of emotions, as featured in her album Epic Penguin Sharks. Tricia is known for her dynamic vocals and theatrical performances, and fully embraces her campy and cheesy sides.
Epic Penguin Sharks is about taking control of your identity and allowing yourself to break free from social conformities. The album satirizes people living in a modern society, and Tricia is not afraid to poke fun at herself for being one of those people. The album explores a diverse range of emotions, from the heavy-hitting single Welcome to the System to the pop-rock anthem Millennials to the tragically helpless ballad Backseat. Tricia’s vocal versatility transcends genres and presents a rollercoaster ride of moods.
Born in Brazil and living in Canada, Tricia has been working in the music industry since 2008 as a vocal coach, artist mentor, music publisher, and performer. After years of questioning her musical persona and identity, she looked to her influences — notably Freddie Mercury, Devin Townsend and Andrew W.K. — and decided to be the expressive and energetic female lead you see and hear today. Tricia transcends genres and questions normality. She is on a mission to have your energy gauge refilled and ready to face the world!”
MY TWO CENTS: Pretty freakin’ weird — and pretty freakin’ incredible.