Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

Photo: Corey Isnor
November 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

After a parenting break, the highly-regarded singer/songwriter returns with a new album, How To Let Go. Here she discusses its bold approach, her creative surge, and her desire to see music industry sexism end.

November 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

At 16, the Toronto singer/songwriter has just recently begun exploring her creative possibilities, with impressive results. Here she discusses finding her self-confidence, life changes, and the inspiration of John Lennon and Bob Dylan.

The Royal Foundry
November 9, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The multiple Edmonton Music Award winners have released a new single that showcases a turn towards indie rock. The group's co-founder discusses their eclectic musical mandate, a first stab at making their own videos, and the merch potential of sweat-drenched toques.

November 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The driving force behind the Chatham roots rockers discusses the upheaval behind his band’s debut album, Brief Golden Age, his creative evolution, and the inspiration of George Harrison.

Photo: Jen Squires
November 2, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter has impressed both solo and as one half of  Scarlett Jane. Her new album is an homage to Leonard Cohen, and here she discusses her love of his work and her use of heartbreak as creative fuel.

October 31, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Ottawa native has played a key role in the impressive growth of the music website creator. Recently named CEO, she reflects on the company's artist-friendly mandate and its adaptation to the music industry’s ever-changing technological advancements.

Photo: Carey Shaw
October 26, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan has just released a third album, Malice, Mercy, Grief and Wrath. Here she discusses her detour into country music, her free-ranging artistic approach, an inspirational grandmother, and early public performances.

October 24, 2018
by Jason Schneider

A member of the extended family that comprised Celtic music faves Leahy, this singer/songwriter is now creating her own brand of progressive folk. Here she discusses the house parties of her youth, her performance debut, and the positive impact of moving to Ireland.

October 19, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The highly-rated Toronto folk-rock singer/songwriter releases a self-titled album, his 14th, today. Here he talks about getting closer to the source, his parallel writing career, and an early love of Eddie Cantor.

Photo: Jonathan Thompson
October 17, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Along with Colorado-based beatmaker/producer Lizard “Liz” Grove, this Canadian alt-rapper is releasing a debut Danger Grove album on Friday. Here he reflects upon their long-distance collaboration, his healthier emotional state, a love of Labi Siffre, and a desire for full musical communism.

October 12, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The rapper/vocalist from London, Ontario, is also an acclaimed graffiti artist. In this interview he discusses his creative partner Funken, the tracks on debut album Warm Computers, and his artistic evolution.

October 10, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Since making a splash in CBC's Over the Rainbow series, the Toronto-born singer/songwriter has graduated from Berklee, moved to LA, and recently released a debut EP. She discusses that record, her musical journey, and an early love for the Spice Girls here.