“The first show we did was at Bistro de Paris, in Montreal. Though we released our first EP a week before performing, the place was crowded. People could not get in anymore. That’s when we realized something was happening.”
That something, some people might call it Montreal long-awaited hip-hop and R&B signature, others old school hip-hop and R&B, but for Heart Streets it’s simply “us”: Gabrielle and Emma; two chill girls singing and rapping about what they love.
A Montreal native, Gabrielle has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her sultry R&B voice was always the center of attention, whether at home, on the school bus or in the playground.
Born in Budapest and half Peruvian, Emma grew up in Montreal, but she started getting interested in rapping while she was living in New York City.
One night, when they were chilling and listening to music, Gabrielle was singing over an Adele ‘song and Emma shared the lyrics she’s been secretly writing.
In 2011, through the serendipitous meeting with Nathan Balaga and Andre Milton, the longtime friends decided to do “something” of what they’ve been doing: mixing the soulful voice of Gabrielle with the raspy rapping of Emma; their first EP was born.
POP Montreal, M for Montreal, opening for Radio Radio at the Metropolis or Bran Van 3000 at l’Olympia; shows after shows, the venues gets more crowded and Heart Streets gains more confidence.
In 2012, the group decides to release new singles for their fans demanding for more: “Nonchalant” and “Collision”; two songs that went viral in a few weeks.
While they spent time collaborating to different projects, with diverse artists, such as LOL Boys on the hit “Changes”, Heart Streets finally decided that it was time for them to release their second EP in 2013, Beats, Blunts & Broads.
“Naming this EP Beats, Blunts & Broads was a way of representing ourselves. It’s basically what we are. It sounds nice and it’s in “San Franciso knights” by People Under The Stairs, a song that we both love.”
The group released the first single of this EP on Valentine’s Day: “Head Down High”. Hoping to start touring nationwide and in Europe, Heart Streets is ready to show the world that there’s still something new to bring to the music industry.