'I hid for many years': how musician Cold Specks finally learned to embrace herself and her community

Canadian musician Cold Specks discusses her upcoming album, Fool's Paradise, how her dad inspired some of the sounds on the record and how she learned to embrace her identity and her community.
Cold Specks performs in Studio q. (CBC)
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Somali-Canadian singer Cold Specks is set to release Fool's Paradise, the follow up to her acclaimed second album Neuroplasticity.

It's being called her most personal and revealing album to date. The singer-songwriter stops by q to perform songs from the new album, and talks to Ali Hassan about weaving stories about her mother and Somali identity into the fabric of her new songs.   

— Produced by Elaine Chau and Tyrone Callender

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