I am honoured to collaborate for a second year on The Searchlight Mixtape. Last year, I was invited to be a part of a 16-artist/act collective releasing a tape of our respective CBC Searchlight tracks. The tape was downloaded over 1000 times, and we got press around the world, as well as plays on SoundCloud and the CBC Music page. This year, 14 of us from the original group have a new tape. I’d like to present each of my mixtape collaborators and tell you a little bit about their music and message.
Erin Saoirse Adair
A singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Ottawa, Erin Saoirse Adair writes songs that frankly and bravely discuss social issues. Her Searchlight entry last year, The Ugly Song, talked about body positivity. This year, her new single I Want Drugs deals with the theme of addiction while viewing it through the lens of social engagement, and touching on workers’ rights. I Want Drugs premieres live on April 11 at the Black Sheep Inn.