Sun Peaks Resort had its busiest summer on record, and is attributing its success to the summer events strategy which pulled in A list movie star Kevin Costner and well-known Canadian musician Matthew Good.
Stef Lang, was one of three musical acts to grace Sun Peaks’ outdoor stage before Matthew Good performed his acoustic set to the reported 3,000 plus music fans during the September long weekend.
Dressed in bright red leggings and a pair of heels you’d expect to see on Lady Gaga, Vancouver based artist Stef Lang entertained the Sun Peaks crowd with radio hits “Slave2Love” and “Mr. Immature” a song that peaked at No. 5 on the Canadian Billboard Charts. She also performed “Paper Doll” and “Bullet Train” two songs off her current EP Fighting Mirrors.
“Bullet Train,” a song with a Kelly Clarkson vibe shows off Lang’s edgy pop rock sensibility.
“‘Bullet Train’ hasn’t come out yet but it will be the next single,” says Lang. “I’ll be doing a tour with Suzie McNeil in the next couple of months, so I’ll be joining up with her and pushing a new single and releasing a new record in October.”
Also on the EP is Lang’s soulful song “Killin’ My Soul,” a song she recalls as painful to write.
“It’s kinda a fuck you song. It’s satisfying when you get to say what you want to say and walk away feeling better about it,” she says with a giggle.
Along with her Canadian radio chart success Lang’s music has been featured in the movie Blonde Ambition as well as several American and Canadian TV shows including ABC’s Rookie Blue and Degrassi.
“(During a showcase I did) in Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival. . . I met one of the music supervisors from Degrassi and we hit it off.” said Lang about having three of her singles play on the hit teenage drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Over the past three months Lang’s been busy working completely on her own, writing, recording and producing her upcoming album titled Self, set to be released on October 15.
“I’ve been recording. . . making all the beats and programming all the parts and recording the vocals. . . experimenting with my own vision and playing with new sounds,” says Lang. “It’s more about claiming my own musical identity and really owning me.”
Making a career out of music is a tough road; artists are often faced with challenges that can test the toughest of people. These struggles became the inspiration behind Self.
“This record really reflects what I’ve been through, and what I continue to be,” she says. “I feel like it’s the happiest I’ve been creating so far and I can’t wait to do more.”
Lang’s radio friendly sound and catchy lyrics, along with her positive outlook on life, should gain her increased airplay across the nation.
Lang promises some Okanagan dates for her upcoming tour with Suzie McNeil.
For tour dates and to download Lang’s current EP visit: steflang.ca