The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the launch of JUNO TV’s latest project, Rising. The new online content series, funded by Ontario Creates, takes a unique look at the process of creating music and the role it plays in overcoming challenges. Each episode celebrates rising Canadian musicians and their personal stories of connection, soul-searching and growth. The first episode in the series will be available on November 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. ET and will live on JUNO Awards YouTube Channel.
The JUNO TV docuseries supports CARAS’ commitment to aid in the development of emerging artists through mentorship and development programs. Rising kicks-off with the intimate story of Toronto-based electro-pop music duo, Once A Tree. The couple was recently profiled in Rolling Stone as new artists to watch for their debut album Phoenix and their 2017 summer single “Breakdown”.
On the search for a new beginning, Jayli and Hayden moved to Toronto and found a new life together. “For You”, the ballad featured in the first episode, reflects the fragility of human connection and transformation. Once A Tree’s thought-provoking Rising episode can be viewed here.
Stay tuned for the next installation, featuring one of Canada’s best kept secrets in rap, Night Lovell.