tanya

Tanya Tagaq continues her collaborative experiments (we’ve heard one with A Tribe Called Red and one with Fucked Up) and this one is frankly inspired. Taking the rapping of Shad and Tagaq’s signature throat-singing creates something quite special. It’s a melding of cultures, and it’s uniquely Canadian.

“The song is about the idea of being centred,” she tells FADER, “being rooted, being present, all of these things are about the knowing, knowing how to conduct yourself. Our lyrics are about electrons, gravity, the fundamental forces, looking at how physical laws can be applied spiritually and emotionally, and how to centre yourself. As a woman, I know my centering happens where I make my babies, it’s not in my head, it’s in the cavities of my body where I hold blood. It’s where we create. I find my womb very sacred and I wanted to address that.”