Mas Ysa releases the tempo-jumping dance song “Arrows”

Canadian composer Mas Ysa today released a new song, “Arrows.” Thomas Arsenault, aka Mas Ysa, says this about the synthpop creation:

“Arrows is sort of a Euro club banger, but also a very personal love song. It comes out of me wanting to make a universal, club-ready track but unwittingly giving into emotion.”

His debut “Seraph,” named for a type of angel, is out July 24 on Downtown Records and was created in Arsenault’s home studio over a year. More of his music can be found at Mas Ysa on Soundcloud.

Arsenault also explained how sounds like clapping and flutes affected him personally.

“Thematically, there’s a lot of Catholic guilt and shame. I don’t set out to use specific sounds, but looking later at the pallet of choirs, clapping, castanets, flutes—I’ve realized that they are just comforting to me. I think that comes from going to church and coming from very large and close Ecuadorian and French-Canadian families. I don’t actively reference any culture’s sound or instruments, when I noticed later they were all over the place.”


Mas Ysa on tour :
6/26 Millvale, PA – Mr Smalls Theater *
6/27 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
6/28 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch *
6/30 Covington, KY – Madison Live *
7/01 St.
Louis, MO – Firebird *
7/02 Lincoln, NE – Vega *
7/03 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
7/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
7/07 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *
7/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos *
7/09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
7/11 San Francisco, CA – Phono Del Sol *
7/13 Los Angeles, CA – Bardot #
7/14 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
7/15 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
7/17 Austin, TX – Red 7 *
7/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
7/19 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
7/21 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
7/22 Ashville, NC – The Mothlight *
7/23 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
7/24 Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur *
7/25 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
7/27 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right ^

* w/ Tanlines
# Free School Night! w/ Phantoms, Corsica Arts Club & Fort Lean
^ RECORD RELEASE PARTY w/ Wish, Michael Baharie & Kelsey Lu

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