From neo-soul and R&B, to rap and hip-hop, to electronic dance, our music scene is filled with genre-bending, eccentric artists that are constantly pushing boundaries and simultaneously painting vivid pictures of their unique cultural experiences. It’s a privilege to highlight some of the artists who are providing emotive storytelling from an Indigenous perspective, enriched by gripping sonics and soundscapes. Given the ongoing lack of visibility of First Nations artists across music media today, we wanted to highlight some of the artists we think are changing the game in more ways than one.
Here are 9 Indigenous artists who we hope to hear more from throughout the year. Be sure to take the time to check out each artist and the range of perspectives they bring to their art.