Photo Credit: Jen Ochej
Ontario based Singer/songwriter, NEFE has been busy, with her debut EP, Mama which will be hitting the shelves on April 21, 2017. On top of that, she is also playing a show at The Rivoli on the 21st which is part of Canadian Music Week. If you’re able to check out the show, we recommend it, but until then we wanted to give you the opportunity to learn a bit more about NEFE through our Five Questions With segment. Enjoy!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
The name’s Nefe. I’m a singer songwriter living in Toronto. A social loner. I like peaches a lot and when I was 11 I won an air guitar contest.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music really reflects my mood. It’s honest. Real. You’ve got the sappy ballads, the upbeat feel good tunes. Some reggae roots vibes. I think there’s a song for everyone, and that’s what I try to do when I create.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
You can catch me this Friday at the Rivoli, opening for Julia Jacklin. For someone who is yet to see me live, I’d say they are in for an experience to say the least. These days I think we can be numb to our true honest feelings. Each show I try to go to that vulnerable place inside myself and sing from the soul to the soul.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Hmmm if I had to choose one song.. I’d say “MAMA” when I wrote the song, I was a mess. And from that mess came beauty. It empowers you, even on your darkest of days… A mixture of sad and happy at the same time.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
I’m a big fan of the Arkells, I also dig The Sheepdogs. The Beaches make me want to live my life as if it was 1976. I got to tour with JP Hoe and fell in love with his music. And I’m a sucker for Celine Dion 😉
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.