New City (stylized in all caps) is a Canadian electropop trio based in Toronto, Ontario – consisting of Adrian Mitchell (vocals), Jed Webster (guitar, programming) and Nathan Brown (drums, programming).
In 2017, the band released their first-ever song, "Coachella," a summertime anthem about the Indio, California music festival. The track has since amassed almost two million streams, including almost 1.5 million streams on Spotify, with Clash magazine declaring it a "perfect pop confection." New City released a music video for the track, with the band channeling party atmosphere of the desert festival – despite never having been.
The follow-up, the Deep House-inflected "Dirty Secrets," was the #1 Most Added CANCON single at Canadian Pop Radio on week of release. The track entered the Canadian radio chart at number 22, jumping seven spots in just two weeks and clearing four million streams, "With the irresistible pop sensibilities of New City," wrote Billboard, "they are a secret you'll want to share."
Formed in 2017, out of two separate projects. Webster and Brown are lifelong friends who grew up together in the small farming community of Sussex, New Brunswick; Webster's influences included blues guitar heroes (Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Muddy Waters), while Brown was more focused on rock groups before discovering electronic music in high school. The pair took a big leap and moved to Toronto when they met R&B fan Mitchell, who was born in Oro-Medonte in central Ontario and was trying to make it as a solo artist, at a hotel party and quickly joined forces.
New City's music style has been described as electropop, pop, synth-pop.