THE (EM)POWER(MENT) OF LOVE
In the crowded landscape of lovestruck crooners and brokenhearted balladeers, the best love songs are born out of a songwriter’s willingness to tap into their vulnerability—their soul, for lack of a better word. Songwriters have the ability to capture a visceral emotion and a moment in time. We rely on them to explain the feelings we struggle to put into words. It might sap their strength, and leave their own stories open to interpretation, but that’s their job. It’s no wonder that people who sing about love have to pay extra attention to loving themselves.
FASHION sat down with 10 rising Canadian acts to find out how love, heartbreak and self-love feed their ever-changing creative process.