By: Melanie Gomez
Thorin Loeks is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and traveler who was born 1990. His music style and songs can be described as soulful indie-folk, but what’s interesting about Thorin is his is influences. One of his biggest influences for his music is exploring the world.
In the summer and fall of 2015, he traveled to northern Yukon and paddled with a friend, 650 km down the Wind River to the Arctic Circle until he reached Inuvik, NWT. Once he reached Inuvik, he switched his canoe for a bicycle and peddled 800 km on a dirt road solo down the Dempster Highway to Dawson City, Yukon. This journey inspired Thorin to write two songs off of his debut album (Thirsty Hearts) titled “Bare Bones” and “Crossroads.”
According to Thorin, “Thirsty Hearts delves into varying facets of the human experience as we strive to navigate towards a greater understanding, purpose and harmony with ourselves, our world, and each other.”
In early 2016, he completed an associate of arts degree in Global Stewardship from Capilano University in North Vancouver. While still creating music, Thorin is currently finishing a bachelors in Communications.
You can purchase Thirsty Hearts at https://thorinloeks.bandcamp.com/releases.
Check out “For Love” off of Thirsty Hearts below: