Losing yourself in high-energy riffs and infectious melodies is what you should expect when experiencing Taken for Granted’s music. This Montreal-based alternative pop rock band’s journey officially started as a solo studio project by vocalist and guitarist Maxime Toussaint in 2015. Yearning to get his music in front of a live audience, he knew he needed to find other musicians that shared his passion. Max called on keyboardist Alexis who he met at camp when they were teenagers as well as guitarist Raphaël, his college dorm-room neighbor, where they were both studying music. The project graduated from a one-man act to a full-pledged band project.
They began performing officially as a full band in 2016, which led to the release of their first full length album, ‘Into the Abyss’ in 2017. This release took the band a massive step forward in their plans to get their music out to a vaster audience. In addition to the captivating hooks and catchy choruses, the album includes the vocal talents of Sebastian Roel, known for his incredible performances on ‘La Voix’ (the Quebec counterpart of America’s ‘The Voice’). In 2018, they hit the road in support of their album performing in front of hundreds of people in places they’d never been until then. After over 50 shows in under 5 years, performing with notable artists like Counterfeit, Story Untold, We Were Sharks and many more, they decided to take a brief hiatus from live music to get back to writing and recording.
They’re currently preparing for the release of their anticipated second full length album. As Taken for Granted has matured, so has their music. This shines through on their upcoming album in the way of intricately written instrumentals, emotion filled vocals and thought-provoking lyrics. Missing the limelight, they plan to get back to performing in their hometown and continue touring across Canada in 2021. They’ve truly poured their hearts out into this new album in the hopes of touching the hearts and minds of listeners and audience members everywhere.