Cadence Weapon Wins Polaris Music Prize 2021

'Parallel World' scoops the trophy...Cadence Weapon has won the Polaris Music Prize for his album 'Parallel World'. The rapper has been nominated twice before for the prize, which is Canadian music's equivalent of the Mercury. 11 media professionals form the panel, with this year's short list the likes of The OBGMs, The Weather Station, and DijahSB. Cadence Weapon swept the prize with his album 'Parallel World', and vowed to us the prize money - some $50,000 (Canadian) - to aid voter registration projects. Accepting the award, he said: If I won this, I wanted to announce that next year I’ll be using some of my resources to organise some voter registration events around the Toronto municipal election, as well as the Ontario provincial election because we need some changes to our leadership and we need to make things more equitable for people in this city to be able to vote. I also just want to take this time to mention that Justin Trudeau has worn Blackface so many times he can’t even remember how many times, and he was just given a third term. That’s exactly why I need to be making rap records that are political, that are about these subjects because that’s still a fact today. Finally, this goes out to everybody in Edmonton and Alberta! I’m from Edmonton, 780, we’ve never been here before. I want to show everybody, all the young artists listening right now, and watching this, you don’t have to be from Toronto. Your experience is valuable. Your art matters. Coming from Edmonton, I don’t want you to forget that. The prairies got something to say. E-town.  Parallel World by Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon Wins Polaris Music Prize 2021
'Parallel World' scoops the trophy...

Cadence Weapon has won the Polaris Music Prize for his album 'Parallel World'.

The rapper has been nominated twice before for the prize, which is Canadian music's equivalent of the Mercury.

11 media professionals form the panel, with this year's short list the likes of The OBGMs, The Weather Station, and DijahSB.

Cadence Weapon swept the prize with his album 'Parallel World', and vowed to us the prize money - some $50,000 (Canadian) - to aid voter registration projects.

Accepting the award, he said:

If I won this, I wanted to announce that next year I’ll be using some of my resources to organise some voter registration events around the Toronto municipal election, as well as the Ontario provincial election because we need some changes to our leadership and we need to make things more equitable for people in this city to be able to vote.

I also just want to take this time to mention that Justin Trudeau has worn Blackface so many times he can’t even remember how many times, and he was just given a third term. That’s exactly why I need to be making rap records that are political, that are about these subjects because that’s still a fact today.

Finally, this goes out to everybody in Edmonton and Alberta! I’m from Edmonton, 780, we’ve never been here before. I want to show everybody, all the young artists listening right now, and watching this, you don’t have to be from Toronto. Your experience is valuable. Your art matters. Coming from Edmonton, I don’t want you to forget that. The prairies got something to say. E-town. 

Parallel World by Cadence Weapon

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Molly Payton's 'January Summers' Channels A Personal Sense Of Nostalgia

Her mini-album 'Slack' is out this week...Molly Payton has shared her blissful new indie pop jammer 'January Summers'. The London based songwriter recently returned from a long stint in her native New Zealand, a spell that saw her re-connect with friends, and also different aspects of her life. This experience of moving through the past informs her latest song, which dwells on a personal sense of nostalgia. 'January Summers' is a fond look back at growing up in New Zealand, with the surf rock guitars pointing towards some of her adolescent favourites. Taken from incoming mini-album 'Slack' - out on October 1st, y'know - 'January Summers' illustrates the nagging emotional pull Molly can conjure in her work. She explains... "I wrote 'January Summers' near the end of last year when I was missing New Zealand and all of the people I’d been close with before I moved to the UK. I was initially just wanting to write this joyous ode to being 15/16 and doing everything for the first time. Going to your first party, the first time you hear your favourite song, the first time you tell someone you like them and so on." "Even musically I pulled influence from bands that my big brother used to play when he was driving me places at that age, like the really messy surf rock guitars and simple happy melodies. But it ended up also being about how complicated everything becomes the older you get - how I miss the joy and anticipation that came with the lack of direction I had when I was younger." Tune in now. Photo Credit: Lewis Vom - - -

Molly Payton's 'January Summers' Channels A Personal Sense Of Nostalgia
Her mini-album 'Slack' is out this week...

Molly Payton has shared her blissful new indie pop jammer 'January Summers'.

The London based songwriter recently returned from a long stint in her native New Zealand, a spell that saw her re-connect with friends, and also different aspects of her life.

This experience of moving through the past informs her latest song, which dwells on a personal sense of nostalgia.

'January Summers' is a fond look back at growing up in New Zealand, with the surf rock guitars pointing towards some of her adolescent favourites.

Taken from incoming mini-album 'Slack' - out on October 1st, y'know - 'January Summers' illustrates the nagging emotional pull Molly can conjure in her work.

She explains...

"I wrote 'January Summers' near the end of last year when I was missing New Zealand and all of the people I’d been close with before I moved to the UK. I was initially just wanting to write this joyous ode to being 15/16 and doing everything for the first time. Going to your first party, the first time you hear your favourite song, the first time you tell someone you like them and so on."

"Even musically I pulled influence from bands that my big brother used to play when he was driving me places at that age, like the really messy surf rock guitars and simple happy melodies. But it ended up also being about how complicated everything becomes the older you get - how I miss the joy and anticipation that came with the lack of direction I had when I was younger."

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Lewis Vom

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