ISKWÉ SHARES POWERFUL NEW SONG
THE UNFORGOTTEN FT. TANYA TAGAQ
RECEIVES HER FIRST JUNO NOMINATION WITH 2017's THE FIGHT WITHIN FOR INDIGENOUS MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
SET TO PERFORM AT THE JUNO SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 AT THE ORPHEUM, VANCOUVER
THE UNFORGOTTEN PREMIERES ON INDIE 88
"one of the most powerful vocal performances I've heard in ages"
- Adam Carter (CBC)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 20, 2018 - This past Friday, Iskwé released The Unforgotten featuring the ever-powerful Tanya Tagaq. The song premiered on Indie88.com and was featured on Spotify's New Music Friday, and Apple's Breaking Alternative and Best of the Week. "This is a community song that’s meant to be shared by all people – a round dance where everyone holds the hand of the person next to them, forming a circle that connects us with our ancestors, as one," says Iskwé. "The current climate of events for Indigenous people is not lost on me, and makes me feel that much stronger releasing this bad boy now." The new single is available now on all platforms. Iskwé recently celebrated her first JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of The Year with 2017's album The Fight Within. TODAY, Iskwé has been announced as one of the performers for the JUNO Songwriters' Circle presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association taking place Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Orpheum, Vancouver. Hosted by Jann Arden and Bob Rock - tickets are available now.
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"Written last year in the wake of the Canada 150 celebrations, I felt it was important to remind everyone that while celebrating the wonderful things that make Canada a beautiful and unique place to live, it's imperative that we remember, honour and acknowledge our dark corners as well." Iskwé continues; "I'm proud of who we are as Indigenous people. I'm proud of what we've fought for, and how we continue to fight for our culture, our languages, our children, our women, our men, our earth and our water. But I'm also proud of all my non-Indigenous family and friends who continue to fight alongside us. This song is for all of us. Let's dance together!"
What’s The Story About Iskwé?
Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of Iskwé’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013. Her debut single “Nobody Knows,” produced by Juno Award nominees The Darcys and featured in the Netflix series Between, captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women here in Canada.
Unafraid to challenge the convictions of her detractors by honouring her heritage, standing steadfast in her viewpoints, Iskwé’s artistry knows no bounds. Blending soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics coloured by the many shades of human nature with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s Bristol sound, Iskwé’s music revels in her strength of self and that is her true rallying cry.
Iskwé garnered a win at the 2017 West Coast Music Awards (WCMA) for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year and her 2017 album The Fight Within recently received a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album Of The Year.