Toronto, ON-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all-around visionary, Nadjiwan released the first taste of his new album, Star Nation last month in the form of the title track. Now, he has teamed up with us, at Canadian Beats, to unveil the second single, “Solar”, which reveals more about the sweeping “space rock opera”, which is set for release on May 28, 2021, via Heading North Music.
Marc Meriläinen, otherwise known as Nadjiwan says,
“Humans have always questioned and wondered about both our purpose and origins in the universe. There are numerous stories in Indigenous cultures of the ‘star people’ visiting us throughout history with the purpose of teaching us a greater understanding of not only the universe, but ourselves. In short, we ultimately come from the stars.”
Nadjiwan, of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, grew up hearing those stories of star people, instilling within him a lifelong fascination with science fiction that he’s frequently incorporated into his musical body of work that now numbers a dozen releases since 1994.
Star Nation may be his most ambitious project yet, with its 10 songs delivering a mind-blowing sonic journey into the outer limits, powered by Nadjiwan’s adventurous take on modern rock. Underpinning it are traditional musical elements, which adds up to a heady mix unlike (it’s fair to say) any other rock and roll being made at this moment.
Check out “Solar” below, and stay up to date with Nadjiwan via his socials.
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