As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Canadian born Todd Koal expresses faith in the human spirit through his music. Whether it be from his fluid vocal style or his honest compositions, Koal conjures a great blend of acoustic pop and light rock.
His debut album, “A Place to Land”, was an excellent example of adult contemporary rock, featuring 10 inspirational tunes. “It was a good learning experience, one which gave me a reference point from which to begin to rework some of the songs in a new light and consciousness.”
His new EP “Spirit is Flow” was recorded in Vancouver at The Zone with producer Sean Eyre. Koal emphasizes that working with Sean was instrumental in taking the songs to a new level. “Sean has really pushed my boundaries, particularly with my voice, taking me out of my comfort zone, which is great because that’s how we grow with anything we do. It’s learning how to be well with the uncomfortableness, that’s the real trick. Its an art form, really. One that I haven’t completely mastered. Yet from the very core of my being I know this is what I need to say. These songs are pointing me in a direction I want to go”.
Koal believes working with consciousness and meditation were major factors in finding inspiration for his new material. His repertoire brims with hope, love, and life. He sums up the importance of music, “It speaks to me in ways that other forms of communication can’t. If my music touches others in the same way, its worth every ache, word, note and guitar lick in this world”.
His artistic endeavors have brought him full-scale to founding his company, Lucky Dog Productions. Lucky Dog oversees the business requirements of being a solo artist.
Of the changing music scene Koal notes, “There are so many new opportunities for exposure if you are willing to do the work. It’s opening up possibilities that didn’t even exist a year ago. You really don’t know what the possibilities are, kind of like consciousness.”