Yan Simon is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The classically trained pianist and vocalist made his solo entry into the Pop music world in 2019 with the single “Marathon.” Since then he has delivered the three song live performance EP “Daydream,” a number of singles and his debut album “Are There Any Rules?”
With a sound that combines his Classical background with his love of Pop music and theater, Yan Simon creates music that speaks to his own personal history growing up gay in a heteronormative, conservative culture. His own experiences have inspired him to empower others to celebrate who they are by transforming difficult experiences into strength.
What I want is for somebody to listen to my song, and think, ‘This is what I’ve been feeling inside. I am not alone.’Yan Simon
“Hero” is the latest single and video from Yan Simon, released worldwide to all major streaming services on August 29, 2021. The song opens with Yan’s powerful and theatrical vocal. As the track progresses the arrangement builds gradually. A driving kick drum meets synths, strings and lush layers of expertly executed vocal harmonies. Meanwhile Simon asks a potential romantic partner to step up and be the man that he needs. By the time the song reaches the bridge the mix has grown to a cinematic Pop/Rock wall of sound with Freddy Mercury-worthy choral vocal arrangements, a big rock beat and some rocking power chords.
Check out the video for “Hero” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below the video to connect with Yan Simon. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this talented and dynamic artist.