Vancouver singer-songwriter Todd Kowaluk, like many other artists, picks his influences from as many sources as he can but seems to concentrate on a melodic combination of folk, pop, and rock, often akin to the combination that Paul Westerberg comes up with.
Such a sound is very much reflected in his most recent single “Enough Is Enough.” Basing the song on an intriguing rootsy, acoustic guitar riff, he builds the song’s melody guided by his quite pleasing vocals.
“There’s really not much traditional about this song,” explains Kowaluk, “it starts with a chorus, and generally songs don’t start with a chorus, It questions the rules and at the same time asks what is important about being human in this ever-changing world of ours. It’s a protest song!”
“For me, as a songwriter, the question ‘Enough is Enough’ kept asking me was ‘How does this song end’? That questioning made me want to evolve this song somehow, find a brighter ending, hope for a new beginning, a higher version of myself. I wanted to be a better human somehow, & hopefully in the process a better songwriter.”