Five Questions With Petra Glynt

Photo Credit: Mitchell Stafiej

Montreal’s Petra Glynt aka Alexandra Mackenzie is about to release her brand new album, My Flag Is A Burning Rag Of Love via Pleasence Records on September 7. You can pre-order the album HERE. We are glad to have the chance to share the first single entitled “New Growth” with you. Check it out below, and find out more about Petra Glynt in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, I’m Petra Glynt, a.k.a. Alexandra Mackenzie! I’m based out of Montreal but lived in Toronto for 10 years. I make an array of art including eclectic pop music.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I’m a producer, percussionist/drummer, and singer, all of which aren’t necessarily prioritized in that order. They all play a big role so sometimes writing songs can start with either focus… but more often than not it starts with a beat and I throw some texture into it to give it more of a personality. The songs themselves generally arise in reaction to things that are going on in the world around me, which give them their political nature. There are too many urgent things going on in the world to talk about them rather than romantic relationships, you know?

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

At the moment, my next show isn’t until August 2nd in Montreal at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, then it’s off to the Electric Eclectics Festival in Meaford, Ontario, then the RainbowTrout Festival just outside of Winnipeg. When I play live, I play solo with a sampler, floor tom, and rototoms, and of course, I sing. It’s loud and athletic with a dripping heart.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Mmmmaybe “This Trip” and “New Growth” of the ones that are released …. lol that’s two. Tough question!

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?

New Chance, Debby Friday, Doldrums, Bile Sister, Zones, Hua Li, Witch Prophet, Bobbypin…..

Petra Glynt Live Performances:
August 2nd – Montreal, QC – Canadian Centre for Architecture
August 4-5th – Electric Eclectics Festival (Meaford, ON)
August 18th – Rainbow Trout Music Festival (St. Malo, MB)

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