Alternative, Canadian, Interviews, Music
by Nilabjo Banerjee
Emm Gryner has earned cred from people in high places
– Bono wishes he wrote one of her songs “Almighty Love”
– David Bowie has deemed her as one of 2 Canadian acts that you must know
– Nelly Furtado has called her album Science Fair her ‘desert island’ disc
Does she still feel that she has to prove herself?
“I have always felt like an outsider”, Gryner admits, “when it comes to the music industry”. That is hard to believe, coming from someone who recently played piano on Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” cover during his ISS mission. She also has a duet, on her new album, Torrential, with the Canadian astronaut. You impressed yet?
Give the album a listen, and you will be a fan of the strong pop melodies (“Excess Baggage”), resonating lyrics (“So Easy”) and subtle country vibes served with words of social commentary (“Pioneer”). The fiercely independent Gryner may have saved the best for her 14th one. And doubt it will be her last. Continue Reading