There’s something incredibly exciting about the future of Canadian music.
Alongside meteoric Billboard chart toppers like the Weeknd, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, there’s the enormous buzz and critical acclaim catapulting 19-year-old Alessia Cara into the world, ready to dominate with her debut full-length album, Know It All, which hits stores this Friday.
There’s so much talent in this country and it’s such a thrill to see so many young people making names for themselves while creating incredible music.
Several weeks ago, we asked for your input in helping choose the 25 best young Canadian musicians 25 years and under. Through your suggestions and our own research (read: obsession with all things music and Canadian), we’re profiling 25 artists who offer us a glimpse of the future and a brilliant snapshot — and playlist — of our country right now.
Best quote: Music has always been a way for me to escape. Whether I’m listening to a record, or writing my own music, it’s always been a way for me to wander off in my head and drift. Music is the love of my life.”
Key song: “Telephones”
[Editor’s note: strong language warning]
This past weekend while Mo was busy playing shows in Europe with Friska Viljor, she won 4 Music Nova Scotia Awards! Thanks to Music Nova Scotia and everyone who voted for In My Dreams for Pop Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year and Recording of the Year, as well as “Telephones” for Music Video of the Year. Congratulations to Mo and all of the nominees!