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William Prince on the clashing comfort of gospel music
It's been a difficult, tumultuous year. And for Indigenous singer-songwriter William Prince, the only music that makes sense right now is gospel. It's the music he grew up singing with his father, a preacher. And now he's returning to it on his new record Gospel First Nation. He speaks with Chattopadhyay about gospel's ability to comfort us amid grief and provide hope for tomorrow, and why he believes there's still power in it despite the fact that Christianity and gospel were historically colonizing tools.