It should come as no surprise that Canada is full of some of the most cultured and talented humans. The same goes for musicians and songwriters. Here are our top 5 underrated Canadian musicians.
- City and Colour Singer-songwriter Dallas Green, originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, is most definitely one of our favourites. I mean, could his voice be any more perfect? His laid-back vocals paired with simple guitar-picking and well-crafted lyrics create nothing short of an authentic, jaw-dropping performance. Although nearly impossible to choose a favourite, ours has got to be The Girl (an oldie, but still a goodie).
- The Tragically Hip From Kingston, Ontario, the Hip have more captured the hearts of all Canadians. Alongside from their final and heart-wrenching performance in Kingston this year, the Hip have contributed immensely to the Canadian music industry over the decades. Our favourite song from this legendary band is one of their classics, Bobcaygeon. (Fun Fact: For those that don’t know about this little blessing, Dallas Green and Gord Downie collaborated together a few years back with Sleeping Sickness. You’re welcome).
- Arkells Who knew that political science could bring five hugely talented musicians together? These five McMaster graduates started up in Hamilton and have now created a name for themselves across Canada. Their edgy music is a must-listen. Our favourite just so happens to be names after a staple piece in our closet, Leather Jacket.
- High Valley This one’s for all you country fans out there. Although we are not huge lovers of country, this brother duo from La Crete, Alberta, has warmed us up to the idea. Their folky sound gives off a Mumford & Sons feel (not a Canadian band, but 150% worth the mention). Our favourite? Make You Mine (i.e. the feeling we usually come across when spotting cute shoes on sale).
- Coleman Hell Probably one of the most underrated, but Coleman, we see you. From Thunder Bay, Ontario, this indie pop artist has created some of the most unique sounds we have ever heard. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll just call him unprecedented. A must-listen-to is his recent release, Flowerchild.