“Summerland”, Release June 22, 2019
“Summerland” is about wanting to find a serene world without lies, bullying and rejection, where we don’t need to be fearful of the everyday negativity that sometimes feels like it’s going to swallow us up whole. “Summerland” straddles the decades and brings a very 1980’s sound into the 21st century. The cryptic “Summerland” video depicts an open interpretation of what and where Summerland is while painting a picture of a world filled with isolation and danger, reminiscent of “The Upside Down” from the popular television series, Stranger Things. This synth-wave pop tune features vocals that channel the likes of Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) and will leave you feeling haunted.
“CUTRONE is something of a mood band, achieving a focused, dynamic vibe that lacks definition”
Toronto indie band, CUTRONE, create anthemic pop songs that cleverly combine inventive hooks, memorable lyrics and imaginative song structures. With both male and female lead singers, CUTRONE songs are able to capitalize on the diverse tones and sounds that each voice brings to the band. Songs have a distinctive “CUTRONE” sound that is able to transgress genres as diverse as synth-wave, pop and hard rock to country, reggae and world music.
CUTRONE is set to release their new synth-pop single, “Summerland”, on June 22, 2019. The follow-up single, a reggae/pop-tinged anthem called, “Fake News”, is slated for release August 2019. Ultimately, CUTRONE will release their sophomore album, titled Fake News, in October 2019. Much like their debut album, Fight Or Flight, the new album will once again challenge the listener with a diverse palette of songs and videos that again will have catchy hooks, big choruses, and thought-provoking lyrics containing plenty of drama and vibrant imagery.
Formed in 2016, CUTRONE have assembled an eclectic catalog of songs that can't be defined by a specific genre. CUTRONE songwriting blends a certain controlled perfectionism with an inspired creativity that derives from the everyday and results in an unexpected intersection of two parallel spheres which serve to offer something genuinely new.
After losing their homes, marriages and jobs in 2012, Tony and Kendra both had to start back from the beginning to rebuild their lives and careers. They met by chance in 2015 and, a short time later, formed their duo, CUTRONE, and started writing new music. What started out as a passion project for friends and family only has now turned into regular gigs with a growing fan base as they get ready to release their second full-length album, Fake News, in October 2019.
While Tony's vocals dominate the majority of tracks, Kendra's vocals contribute appealingly soft and hooky counterpoints to his haunting melodies and sometimes gritty lead vocals. Whatever the genre, their vocals compliment one another and form an intriguing and varied sound.
CUTRONE features Toronto couple, Kendra and Tony Cutrone, who met back in 2015. Being lovers of 70s, 80s and 90s music, CUTRONE's influences range from The Doors, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, to Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Their shared musical influences led to the formation of a project in which each member brings their skills, talents and experience to create CUTRONE.
A seasoned veteran to the music scene, Tony Cutrone is a Conservatory-trained keyboardist, university-trained guitarist and bassist, a prolific writer and accomplished singer with a music degree. Kendra is a trained vocalist with a university degree in film as well as having an extensive background in acting and musical theater.
A whirlwind European tour supporting their debut CD, Fight Or Flight, in 2018, saw CUTRONE visit eleven different cities in eight different countries. CUTRONE are now back with their second CD and, this time, are ready to take on the world!
CUTRONE is a music duo
Sings, plays guitar and writes both music and lyrics
Sings, and plays keyboards & percussion