Re-living the lives of many who’d passed, many who’d gone through the ups and downs of life, comes at a certain point of sharpness. Individually, the sunk in feelings in detriment and cause, seep out the cracks of modern life’s, often, chaos. And that sometimes mask the past away. Like a shooting star in the sky, a discussion which was brilliant for all to torture over and care for. However, the sun-like brilliant waves of light emitting from the fireball, evaporates from our corneas. Never, it seems, to return. A one-off.
Elisapie’s new single ‘Wolves Don’t Live By The Rules’ depicts Elisapie’s times of regret, remorse, weakness, trepidations along the current path that she has been embarking and blazing.
“Before creating this album, I was going through a rough time, says Elisapie. I was feeling weak. I had an important artistic block. Every time I wanted to write something, it felt heavy. I could see myself sinking. Then I stopped writing and started to listen to old folk music from home, songs I’d listened to as a kid, songs that made me who I am.”
And this single is a part of that narrative. She deems this song as a “tribute to survival, to nomadism and to the free spirit of the Inuit people. It’s also an ode to the animal life and spirituality.”
The spirit of the new album has a big part in celebrating the influence of Inuk folk-singer Willie Thrasher.
“Willie Thrasher gave me strength. I was finding myself in him. Somehow, his life was torn from him. He was sent to a residential school in the south. He lost his language and his traditional Inuit way of life. Willie Thrasher did not have an easy path, but he is a fighter.”
Inuk-Montrealer Elisapie’s upcoming album drops in September.
She’s rep’ed by Bonsound.
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