“"Pensive, meditative, and ultimately uplifting, Loeks delves into various aspects of the human experience with the purpose of developing a greater understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world. His authenticity is refreshing and encourages listeners to move beyond the natural tendency to be cynical, negative, and apathetic into gratitude and joy."”
“Thorin Loeks has created a beautiful album with ‘In This Place’. A journey through hills and lakes, guitar on his back – it is lush, bountiful, joyful and calming. The melodies and lyrics feel earnest and it is the kind of album made for Spring. It takes a lot to stand out from the acoustic folk crowd but Thorin does it with ease.”
Thorin Loeks is a singer-songwriter from the Yukon Territory, Canada. Over the last eight years Thor has bicycled and canoed over 15000 km across North America with a guitar on his back. These have been foundational experiences for his songwriting and musical style which manifested over months of simple, nomadic journeys enriched by the countryside, towns, and many diverse, warmhearted people whom he encountered, connected with, and befriended along the way.
His music style and songs can be described as soulful contemporary indie-folk/rock, influenced and inspired by his thirst for exploring/learning about the world and the potential of the human spirit. Thor uses his voice, overtone singing, guitar, piano, harmonica, kick drum, foot tambourine and when possible a band of contributing musicians, to share meaningful thoughts, reflections, and stories relating from personal to societal experiences.
Thorin released his debut album Thirsty Hearts in early May 2016, his sophomore album Shine Through The Dark in late May of 2017, and four singles, Open Sky, Game Plan, and Ice Age from 2018-2020. Most recently, on September 18th, 2020 he released his third album, In This Place.
In early 2016, he completed an associate of arts degree in global stewardship from Capilano University in North Vancouver. In February 2020, he received his bachelors degree in communications.
He currently lives in North Vancouver where he works for an emergency aid society that helps the homeless.