Then I found the Juno nominees list. Americans - Juno Awards - they're like the Grammys but they give out bowls of poutine instead of little gramophones.
|Geez, people, I was kidding. It's not poutine.|
Meet 2022 Breakthrough Group of the Year nominee MONOWHALES. From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, they've had some success on alternative radio in a country where they are required to play a certain percentage of Canadian artists on the radio.
That's true, by the way. 15%-35%, depending on the station's content. Wanna know why we can fill a month every year with just Canadian music? That's a large part of the reason why.
However, it doesn't hurt that a lot of the music is really really good. You don't get nominated for awards as an independent artist if you are making crap. And this song, full of emotion delivered by vocalist Sally Shaar, is anything but crap.
MONOWHALES have a habit of performing an acoustic version of this song, and here is that.
If you saw my social posts, you saw that there was a little Canadian surprise at the end. Here it is. It's too short for Totally Covered, but I couldn't not share it.