Chantal Kreviazuk pours a lot of heart into her songs -- some are introspective, some are tinged with soulful sadness. Growing up in a place like Winnipeg might be part of the reason why. In this clip, Chantal explains how her upbringing helped put her in tune with other people's pain...and why it's hard for someone so sensitive to tolerate her husband watching Ultimate Fighting Championship right before bed...
She's in the red chair tonight, along with author Harlan Coben.
On growing up in Winnipeg:
Chantal Kreviazuk: It's an amazing place filled with very strong people. I don't know if I was that strong. They're faced with adversity when they wake up and go outside in the morning, for six months of the year. It's a very beautiful and dramatic place. It's a place of extremes. I've seen a lot of things in life and I take them to heart. I've experienced a lot of sad things. I see the beauty and joy of life, but I also think that you're not human if you don't see the sadness in the world.
On home life with her husband:
Chantal: I can't watch - Raine'll watch - what is that fighting you guys love? The UFC? He'll try and watch it before we sleep. And I'm like, 'Can you turn that off, I can't go to sleep after that!' Or, I don't know why it is, but always horror films, or some crazy dark film just before bed. We'll be watching a movie and I'm so scared, and he'll say, 'Honey! It's not real!' Like he has to remind me. I'm like a child. I just take it inside of my person and it's very hard for me to just dismiss.