Listen: Toronto rapper Shad returns with new track ‘Out of Touch (feat. Phoenix Pagliacci)’

Shad is performing at City View Drive-in on May 22

Toronto-based rapper Shad has made his return with his new single, “Out of Touch (feat. Phoenix Pagliacci).”

The bright new R&B-influenced tune marks the first single of forthcoming music, which is set to arrive this year on Secret City Records. With a driven beat and shimmering keys, Shad’s vocals take the lead, as he delivers lines like, “Each man is a brand, each night’s famine or feast/ So we quote ‘I sell, therefore I am’ in these streets.”

“‘Out of Touch’ is basically the thesis statement for this upcoming collection,” Shad explains. It’s about how our individual sense of wholeness can’t be disentangled from our collective well-being. It’s about the idea that we belong to each other.”

Listen to “Out of Touch” below.

Shad is set to perform at the City View Drive-in in Toronto on May 22nd with Haviah Mighty, Skratch Bastid, and more.