Music

Casey MQ's childhood VHS collection inspires a modern pop universe

Watch the rising artist play 2 songs and chat with Saroja Coelho on CBC Music's The Intro.

Watch the rising artist play 2 songs and chat with Saroja Coelho on CBC Music's The Intro.

CASEY MQ Live Performance + Interview | The Intro

2 years ago
Duration 19:31
Casey MQ is a prolific musician. A multi-instrumentalist who sings, produces, composes, scores films, DJs...and throws parties that attract artists like Lady Gaga, Charli XCX and Tove Lo.

Casey MQ is prolific. He is a multi-instrumentalist who sings, produces, composes, scores films, DJs — and throws parties that attract artists such as Lady Gaga, Charli XCX and Tove Lo.

He graduated from the Red Bull Music Academy and studied at the Canadian Film Centre. He has scored eight films in three years — including three features that premiered at TIFF last year.

Growing up, Casey MQ trained as a classical musician, and at the same time was totally obsessed with boy bands. On his new album, babycasey, he indulges in that sound, giving us glimpses of the era that made NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, while creating his own turbulent pop universe.

In this episode of CBC Music's The Intro, Casey MQ performs his songs "Candyboy" and "Monsters Without Names" and chats with CBC Music Mornings host Saroja Coelho about his music. Watch it above.

CBC Music's The Intro is a new feature where CBC Music brings essential emerging Canadian talent to the world. Episodes are released weekly on CBC GemCBC Music's YouTube channel and here on cbc.ca/music.

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