When R. Flex released “Thursday”, it put the flex on Toronto R&B. Singer-songwriter, Ryan Anthony Robinson, not only flipped one of The Weeknd’s signature songs, but turned it into an audacious celebration of queer sex.

Their debut EP In & Out produced two more singles including “Babylonia” and the title track. “In & Out” landed on Spotify’s playlist “To Toronto with Pride” while “Thursday” went on to become a Top 20 finalist at Imsta Festa Toronto. R. Flex’s ability to marry forward-thinking subject matter with electronic R&B became a tour de force that turned heads.

Check The Flex on their new single “Tic 4 Tac”

Photo cred: Bishara Elmi & Digital Tee for Tic 4 Tac cover