Shan Vincent de Paul is an award winning songwriter/rapper making his Tommy Boy debut with an uplifting track titled “Stand By Me“. Born in Sri Lanka, De Paul immigrated with his family to avoid the civil war and seeked refuge in Canada. After finding inspiration in both filmmaking and music, he joined a Toronto based artist collective called Sideways and focused heavily on visual integration with his musical works. SVDP’s solo debut album “Saviors”, released in April of 2016, received a nomination for Best Album and won Best Rap/Hip-Hop Song at the 2016 Independent Music Awards (NY). Having been a part of an internationally touring rap-based duo that released two albums of its own, which were nominated in respective Canadian independent spheres, Shan is no stranger to formulating and captivating audiences and listeners alike and has already made major waves in the music blog realm including features in Complex, IndieShuffle Exclaim, and more.
On his latest, the multi-faceted Toronto artist fuses a Pop hook with an Electronic drop to create intimate vibes destined to embrace the listener with positivity. Written for his daughter, his new single carries a self-empowering, sympathetic message, that translates directly to the listener and plays on the simplest of human emotions.
The new single is the latest in what has been a busy month for SVDP, having also released two brand new music videos which you can check out below.