Weaves earned a Polaris Music Prize nomination this year for their self-titled debut album, as did Tanya Tagaq for Retribution, which was one of our Album Picks of 2016. Weaves have a second album on the way, Wide Open, and it features a collaborative track with Tagaq called ‘Scream’. Fresh off their performance together at the awards ceremony, Weaves have unleashed a video for the track, serving as the third single from their upcoming record.
“I almost don’t think of ‘Scream’ as a song, it’s like a sculpture in the middle of the album, sticking out poking people like a 3D installation,” said Weaves’ lead single Burke. “This song came out of my heart. The band and Tanya elevated it in a way that’s just real and raw. It’s definitely an experience.”
Tanya Tagaq‘s Retribution is an album utterly powerful and urgent. One of our 15 Album Picks of 2016, we’ve hailed it time and again as an album to be treasured evermore. Tagaq has recently unleashed a video to accompany a quieter and soothing song from the album, ‘Sivulivinivut’, which means ‘Ancestors’ and finds her singing in Inuktitut. Featuring the Northern Sky, the video was directed by Light Echo Productions. Watch it below.
Adult Swim have started rolling out new music as part of their 2017 singles series, which is set to feature artists from the likes of Brian Eno, Explosions in the Sky, Julian Casablancas, Thundercat and Run the Jewels, to name but a few. We’re in for a treat with their latest instalment coming from the hands of Tanya Tagaq, whose latest album Retribution was one of our 15 Album Picks last year. Entitled ‘Frostbite’, the new single is both otherworldly and delicate and you can listen to it below.
Tanya Tagaq‘s Retribution was one of our 15 Album Picks last year, an album to be treasured evermore, portraying and protesting environmental and human rights violations and abuse. Tagaq has unveiled a video for the album track ‘Ajaaja’, “a song that connects people across families and generations” as she put it herself. The video was directed by Light Echo Productions and you can watch it below.
Tanya Tagaq has recently released her album Retribution, a tremendous record that portrays and protests environmental and human rights violations and abuse. Fresh off the back of the album’s release, the mesmerizing Inuit artist has shared a fittingly powerful and striking video for the song ‘Sulfur’. Watch it now if you haven’t yet.