iskwē Shares Wintry Electronic Single, “A Little Piece,” Produced by 10x Grammy Nominee Damian Taylor

The most magnificent art appears in moments of great struggle or success. On our latest peek into the artistic side of music we are checking out “A Little Piece”, the latest from iskwē.  iskwē is an extraordinary musical talent whose sound defies comparison, blending compelling storytelling with unmatched artistry. Her journey through music has been marked by accolades and acclaim, from her Juno-nominated debut album “The Fight Within” to her Juno Award-winning single “Little Star” from the album “acākosīk.” In 2021, she stunned audiences with “The Stars,” a reimagination of her previous work, showcasing her ability to reinvent her sound while staying true to her roots. Collaborating with composer Darren Fung, iskwē breathed new life into her tracks, accompanied by a trio of instruments recorded live in Toronto, as well as a captivating orchestral rendition recorded in Prague. Beyond her musical achievements, iskwē’s live performances are renowned for their immersive storytelling, incorporating elements of dance and multimedia to create unforgettable experiences for audiences worldwide. Recognized for her contributions to the arts, she received the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Award in 2022 and continues to advocate for gender equality in the music industry as an ambassador for the PRS Keychange initiative. Hailing from Treaty 1, iskwē currently resides in Montreal, QC, where she continues to push boundaries and inspire with her unparalleled talent and unwavering passion for her craft.

“Feeling overwhelmed, I was faced with myself alone and the choices I had made over the past several years. With conflicted feelings of longing, remorse, and loneliness, I felt caged by a sentiment I could neither explain nor understand. I was alone. My mind had fooled me.

My tears felt endless and yet somehow this new solitude wrapped itself around my sadness like a giant cozy blanket I could not imagine emerging from ever again. A little piece of me had died, yet I found a little peace inside. A little piece of me had died, yet I found a little peace inside.” – iskwē 

iskwē’s latest album, “nīna,” emerges from a period of introspection and transformation for the Cree Métis artist. Retreating to Mexico amidst a whirlwind of personal highs and lows, she crafted a deeply autobiographical collection of 10 songs that explore the gamut of human emotion. The album’s title, “nīna,” meaning “me” in Cree, speaks to its intensely personal nature, with each track serving as a vignette of love, passion, anger, betrayal, and loss. Collaborating with acclaimed producer Damian Taylor, iskwē weaves together a mesmerizing tapestry of sound, blending elements of late 90s R&B with contemporary flair, resulting in an ethereal and captivating sonic experience. From the Top 20 Alt-Rock charting lead single “I Get High” ft. Nina Hagen to the hypnotic rhythms that evoke the tropical landscapes of Mexico, “nīna” invites listeners on a journey of self-discovery and resilience, illuminating the power of music to navigate life’s complexities and connect us to our deepest emotions. Each track unfolds like a chapter in iskwē’s ongoing narrative, offering a glimpse into her soul and inviting audiences to explore their own inner landscapes alongside her.

Make sure you check out “A Little Piece” on YouTube below and over on Spotify!

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Photo Credit: Lili Peper
Photo Credit: Lili Peper

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