Chladny is a folk-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Evan Chladny. He grew up in Ajax, where his father worked as a producer, operating a music studio out of his basement. Soon after relocating to Toronto, Chladny teamed up with Luge members Cam Fraser and Tobias Hart, as well as Stephen Pitman from Tallies to form his band. Chladny‘s song writing comes from a folk-rock tradition, but can sometimes feel rough and seemingly post-punk. They draw inspiration from artists such as Van Morrison, Elliott Smith and The Steve Miller Band, and you can really hear the eclectic diversity in the song crafting.
Over the past few years, Chladny has become a staple in Toronto’s independent music scene, bringing an unhinged sense of humour and honesty to their performances. Evan once performed a solo set without even bothering to bring an instrument – the result teetering on an equally heartfelt and unsettling performance art piece. Their music contains the brutal candidness of Sun Kil Moon and Songs: Ohia, while also regularly nose-diving into power pop anthems.
Chladny were set to go into the studio to record their next full length album the day COVID-19 began to be taken seriously and all non-essential workers were forced to shut down, but they plan on recording on the first day they are allowed to. Since COVID-19, Chladny have done solo sets (plus roommates) on Zoom shows.
Brand new single, “Can You See It On My Face?,” captures a breezy mood – easygoing yet contemplative. Written about all the ways people try to play it cool and how keeping your head up can weigh you down, “Can You See It On My Face?” evokes the feeling of wondering if those around you are aware of your problems and placate you, ultimately getting in the way of your healing process.