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 honesty reflected in compositions, Koal conjures up a great blend of acoustic pop and light rock.
His debut album, 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, thats 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. This project is pointing me in a direction I want to go”.
Koals repertoire of songs 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."
Koal believes that meditation and working with consciousness was a major factor in finding the inspiration for his newly released material.
His artistic endeavors 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.”
Anything is possible!