Antoine L Collins – Don’t Cry (For Me) (Review)

Antoine L Collins - Don't Cry (For Me) (Review)

Check out this Music Review of the new single, ‘Don’t Cry (For Me)’ released by Antoine L. Collins

Antoine L. Collins is an artist and songwriter with a passion for personal lyrics and beautiful melodies. He recently dropped a brand new single titled “Don’t Cry (For Me)”. As you might evince from the title, the music on this release is actually quite emotional, with a personal twist and some lyrics that are easy to connect with. In fact, most of Antoine’s tracks are all about expressing the story within every song, and this is no exception. As a Chicago native, the artist was influenced by the city’s original wave of house music, and this style is really depicted on this amazing track. It’s all about tightly knit grooves, great melodies, and unique sonic aesthetics with some retro warmth and a lot of punch.

The sound of the instrumental track is dark, deep, and textural, and Antoine’s sultry vocals reminds of influential artists such as Hercules and Love Affair, as well as Kele Okereke, only to mention but a few. If you like electronic music with some massively appealing hooks, this release is definitely going to be a good fit with your heavy rotation!

Learn more about Antoine L. Collins’ music, and don’t miss out on “Don’t Cry (For Me)” and other releases from this talented artist and performer.


Singer Antoine L Collins Releases New Single – Don’t Cry (for me) Friday, August 30, 2019.

(Ottawa, August 26, 2019) – Singer, song writer and entertainer Antoine L Collins is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of his new single Don’t Cry (for me) on Friday, August 30, 2019. Come check out his live performance of “Don’t Cry (for me) at Phunk – August 30, 2019 at Mercury Lounge.

Says Tonya Price of CKCU: “Antoine simply exudes positive energy through his personality and romantic baritone voice. . . his stage presence and the warmth and colour of his vocals contribute greatly to the Ottawa jazz scene and beyond.”

Always seeking to express the story inside a song, the Chicago-area native channels the Chicago house (dance) scene for this new orginal track. Don’t Cry (for me) with elements of house, club, and techno infused with the silky, smooth vocals for which Antoine is known.

The Music and lyrics of this dynamic and eclectic song were written by Saint Lawrence, Bryan Ruckstuch and Antoine L Collins, produced by Bryan Ruckstuhl of Showbox Recording Studio. “I always want my music and the stories they tell to be inclusive and ever evolving, and this track is a prime example” says Antoine.

Antoine invites anyone in Ottawa on August 29, 2019 at 9PM to Tavern On The Hill to celebrate Pride Month and groove to the release of his new single. Don’t forget to tune in to CBC’s Open Line Show – My Summer Soundtrack, August 30, 2019 from noon-1pm. Also, join him on August 30, 2019 for Phunk at the Mercury Lounge for a free live performance of Don’t Cry (for me).


Antoine L Collins is based in Ottawa, Ontario. His debut LP, Somewhere Along the Way, was recorded in Tel Aviv and released independently in 2015. With soulful, R&B-inspired takes on traditional standards, including “I Put A Spell On You” and “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”, the 2016 video for the title track Somewhere Along The Way gained notice internationally through Queerty as “A Queer Twist On Love And Loss In This Gorgeous Jazz Video “

Building on this initial creative success, Phillip Victor Bova produced and inventively arranged his second album Nature Boy: The Music of Nat King Cole. Its independent release celebrates the lasting legacy of Nat King Cole, a global cultural icon who left an indelible mark on the world of jazz and popular song. Album producer Phillip Victor Bova, as the founder of Ottawa’s

legendary Bovasound Studio, assembled a stellar roster of diverse talent to complementAntoine’s warm vocal tone.

Reviewer Taymaz Valley of Apt613 wrote: “Antoine’s relationship with Nat King Cole goes deeper than their country of birth: they both have a way of uniting you with the bigger universal ideals that concern humanity… Through their songs they allow you to find your way back to the roots of happiness, joy as well as sadness, melancholy and heartache. Love was the key component of Nat King Cole’s philosophy, and listening to Antoine L Collins, you get a sense that love, indeed, plays a major role in his attitude towards life too.” Nature Boy: The Music Of Nat King Cole, released March 15 2018, is available worldwide online for sale through CD Baby and streaming through Apple Music and Spotify. CD copies are available also at Compact Music locations in Ottawa.

Born on the outskirts of Chicago in Gary, Indiana, Antoine L Collins was raised through the state’s foster care system, managing to avoid the merry-go-round of foster homes others in his situation often experienced. As a young man called to the bar after graduating from Law School, Antoine’s early career saw him prosecuting child abuse and domestic violence cases for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office. After moving to Ottawa, he returned to his family’s artistic roots and started pursuing music and theatre full-time. Antoine became a Canadian Citizen in 2014.

In addition to solo performances as a singer, song writer and entertainer, Antoine’s theatre roles include Ragtime, A Chorus Line, RENT, Little Shop of Horrors and Hairspray. With recent vocal performances at NAC/US Embassy’s 4th of July Celebration, Brookstreet Hotel, the American Embassy in Ottawa for Black History Month, and guest performer for the 2019 Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus Cabaret, Antoine looks forward to future 2019/2020 live and festival appearances. He welcomes future opportunities to use music to support a more enlightened and inclusive community.

For music, videos and more, please visit . Please follow Antoine L Collins also through his Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram.

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