Begonia - a.k.a. Alexa Dirks - first attracted attention as a member of the Juno Award-winning, harmony-driven group Chic Gamine. Compounded by Dirks' musical upbringing of 90s R&B, 70s folk, and Fiona Apple - each taking up equal space in her discman - this leaves her trying to bridge the gap between old and new, between fire and ice. Just before she released her debut solo album Fear in September 2019, Begonia brought her band and two-thirds of the O'Pears (Jillian Harris and Meg Contini) to CBC Music in Toronto to perform all the songs on the record - for the very first time. This is that session.