Between Avril Lavigne, The Weeknd, and Justin Bieber, Canada has given us some of the biggest names in music. So it’s no surprise that a lot of underground artists you should have on your radar are from there! Here are five of our favorite underrated Canadians you need to check out before they become household names.
You may already know Lily from her playfully raunchy ‘FMRN,’ which went viral on TikTok earlier this year! She just released a New Year anthem, ‘Party 22,’ and we’ve been jamming to it since it came out. Lily is never afraid to be herself in her music, opting to express her sexuality and emotions while encouraging her fans to be themselves unapologetically in the process.
AVIV never fails to deliver absolute bops, and her latest track ‘Failed English’ is the perfect example. Her music is perfect for fans of Claire Rosinkranz and Clairo, who happens to be one of her biggest inspirations! This breed of fun indie-pop is just the breath of fresh air that music and your playlist need right now.
If my song takes you somewhere emotional, there’s nothing better to me. Or, if it makes you answer a question you’ve had about your life, that would be amazing. My songs make me answer my own questions. When I release them, I hope they do the same thing for you.
Alt-rockers Mother Mother had a huge year in 2021, and they’re bringing their infectious energy to 2022 with a deluxe edition of their INSIDE album! It includes their latest single, ‘Life,’ along with six more new songs that would fit right into your boldest playlists. They’ll also be touring the U.S. and Europe next year, so now’s the perfect time to start stanning them before getting your tickets on their website!
Miranda Joan offers sleek R&B with her stunning new single ‘My Muse!’ The song is all about her love of music, and you can tell just how dedicated she is to her craft. ‘My Muse’ has gorgeous harmonies, a catchy melody, and sweet lyrics you’ll get stuck in your head. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!
This is my sexy love song to my muse, my passion, my partner: music. A friend of mine once told me that art will always be there when I need it, and ain’t that the truth. I look for her – my muse – to bandage all my bumps and bruises with melody and lyrics. She is where I channel my spirit and a safe place to land my love.
If you’re into dark, emotional pop and alternative, Elko is just the artist for you. They never fail to pour their heart into their raw lyrics, and his visuals are always on the next level. His latest album, Painkiller Twilight, is already on streaming platforms, but if you’re okay with waiting, their next hyperpop-inspired project is supposed to come out next year!
Featured Image Source: Miranda Joan by Alexandra Martin