iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ, creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry, and prose has recently released her brand new album, The Stars. iskwē is a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our future. The Stars is the inverse of her 2019 album acākosīk, starting with the title which is the English translation of the cree word acākosīk. The Stars invites us into an emotional and soulful experience, featuring entirely new arrangements of the six original songs.
“Sweet Tuesday” is the most recent single that iskwē is sharing off of The Stars. You can check out the live in-studio version of “Sweet Tuesday” (The Stars Mix) on YouTube.
The Stars is a reimagination of her album acākosīk. The six songs featured on the original independent release feature brand new arrangements. iskwē is accompanied by a talented trio consisting of piano (Michael Shand), cello (Mariel Gonzalez), and violin (Laura C Bates). The new versions were recorded live-off-the-floor at Revolution Recording in Toronto, ON. A dramatic orchestral reimagining of “Night Danger” was recorded with the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague.
You can check out The Stars right here on your favorite music platform and indulge yourself in these fabulous new reimagines from iskwē.
The Stars Tracklist:
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.