The Intro


Introducing Boy Golden, your new favourite country outlier

The Winnipeg musician went from pop-rocker to the guitar-slinging minister of a church.

Boyfrn is filling a void: 'This project is for Black boys like me'

His vulnerable R&B blends everything from hip hop and calypso to punk rock and trap.

Meet Mighloe, a rising singer who channels all her fiery emotions through an R&B alter ego

The Pickering, Ont., singer opens up about her ongoing journey of musical self-discovery.


Morgan Toney's breakthrough year: meet the 22-year-old Mi'kmaq fiddler fusing ancestral songs and Celtic tunes

A virtual show made him an overnight success, then he recorded and released his debut — all during COVID.

For Maddie Jay, a solo project means a chance to play by her own rules

After touring with Naia Izumi, Skylar Grey and Emily Warren, this hired gun needed an outlet for herself.

Whitney K's folk-country-punk gets its official debut with Two Years

The Whitehorse-based singer-songwriter is Saroja Coelho's guest on The Intro.

Brittany Kennell wants to transform Montreal into Canada's country music hub

The former The Voice contestant was building a career in Nashville until a breakup forced her to come home.

Old meets new in Dacey's cheerful alt-pop

Singer-songwriter Dacey Andrada and her bandmate Justin Tecson are Saroja Coelho's guests on The Intro.

Meet PIQSIQ, Inuit-style throat-singing sisters and inventors of a new instrument called 'the death harp'

Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik craft spellbinding music performances through improvisation, intimacy, and reclamation.

Kiwi Jr.'s newest album is entering its peak season: jangly pop summer

The Toronto-by-way-of-P.E.I. band builds on its critically successful debut with an album that is simultaneously fun-loving and pithy

For Storry, 1 Juno nomination was a fluke. The 2nd was an affirmation

The operatically trained pop and R&B singer is up for best adult contemporary album this year against her childhood heroes: Céline Dion and Alanis Morissette.

How Cheng² Duo rediscovered their purpose as classical musicians during the pandemic

‘When there is no ‘next,’ it's up to you to think about what you want to be putting out there.’

How a bad experience with an edible changed the course of Charlie Houston's life

The Toronto musician's upcoming debut EP was inspired by a short stint living in New York.

A Brit in Vancouver: how Iamtheliving is building his musical foundation in Canada

The B.C.-based R&B singer is nominated for a Juno Award this year for his debut EP.

Grae got her start as pop's heartbreak kid. Now she's taking her biggest risk yet

'I swear I said in an interview once, 'You'll never hear a love song from me.''

5 surprising facts about JJ Wilde, the 1st-time Juno nominee dominating the rock charts

Would you believe this raspy-voiced, guitar-beating force used to suffer from stage fright?

Meet Clerel, the Montrealer who went from a chemistry degree to performing on Stephen Colbert's The Late Show

The Cameroon-born musician's influences range from Stax Records soul to legends Manu Dibango and Francis Bebey.

Does Amaka Queenette's future lie in nursing or as a singing star? The answer is both

'I don't want to be just one thing,' says the emerging singer-songwriter from Pickering, Ont.

Aria Ohlsson's star is swiftly rising. Her secret? Loving herself first

As the 23-year-old Toronto-born pop singer says in her new hit, ‘I’m not trying to love you over me.’

Enter into a Flostate: meet the new R&B duo that makes otherworldly tunes

Michael Le and Avery Florence discuss creating music without limitations.

The intimate power of Ocie Elliott's folk music

How the B.C. duo went from performing covers in coffee shops to getting its big break on Grey's Anatomy.

For 'melancholy indie' musician Edwin Raphael, inspiration comes from dreams and hour-long showers

Due out Feb. 26, the Montreal singer-songwriter's new EP, Staring at Ceilings, is a serene, introspective journey.

Loviet forges ahead to re-introduce herself with addictive, retro pop-rock

The Nova Scotia-born, Toronto-based singer delivers a polished, highly danceable project.

Lose yourself in the stirring guitar songs of Igloolik musician Terry Uyarak

He plays 2 highlights from his debut album, Nunarjua Isulinginniani, and chats with Saroja Coelho on The Intro.

Dear-God: who is this 19-year-old prodigy?

Meet the charismatic young musician mashing up hip hop and hardcore punk.