Combining his passions for hyper-pop, pop culture and video games, Toronto artist/producer Pusher drops his latest release “Back In Time,” the fourth release off of his upcoming debut album Stay-At-Home Popstar. The release is accompanied by a Back to the Future inspired music video, where Pusher plays not only himself, but over a dozen different characters as the time travel story line progresses.
On the new track Pusher shares, “Back in Time is a song about nostalgia for a simpler time to escape the troubles of the present – selectively forgetting that no point in the past was as wonderfully pure as we sometimes want to imagine. The music video – created by Occupied VR (who also did the video for my last single Advertising) – has me playing over a dozen characters, and tells the story of a musician being summoned by the Time Council to go on a time travel quest to recruit the greatest band possible (or at least some musicians/movie references) in order to prove the value of musicians to the capitalistic robot overlords of the far-flung future.”
“Back in Time” follows the first three releases off of Pusher’s forthcoming album – the tech indulgent lead track “I Could Give It Up,” followed by millennial housing crisis anthem “I Can’t Believe It,” and most recently, the indie rock leaning “Advertising“.
With over 50 million catalogue streams, Pusher has amassed a devoted following with his socially conscious, genre defying electronic music that calls out our collapsing civilization. His eclectic style has received tastemaker praise from the likes of Billboard, Paper Mag, Indie88 Stereogum, Complex, Hypetrak, YourEDM, This Song is Sick, and Acid Stag while also charting on Billboard Dance/Electronic, Spotify Viral, iTunes, CMJ RPM, CBC Radio and HypeM. He’s toured with acclaimed artists such as The Chainsmokers, Zeds Dead, and Phantoms while his music has appeared in television shows such as Broad City, Siesta Key, and The Ellen Show.
Toronto native Martin Bernie has made a splash in the dance music scene as Pusher, mixing influences of Trap, Pop, 90’s R&B and Jazz with a “neon” take on music that brings indelicate drum beats and evocative vocals together by way of sunny synths and boisterous bass lines to build albums around new worlds. For a musician/producer with tastes all over the map, Pusher is gifted with an ability to condense his inspiration into deceptively minimalist packages without skipping a beat, layered with dynamism that unpack themselves further with every listen.