Say hello to… nat vazer


Describe your music in five words. Warm, whimsical, bitey, indie, guitar-pop. Tell us a story behind one of your songs.

“Better Now” was inspired by a little girl I met at a bus stop in Toronto, who told me she didn’t want to go to school after seeing news about the Toronto van attack and high-school shootings in the US. I wrote the song in half an hour. I’d just gone through a week without my phone, computer and other media, and it gave me a strange sense of mental clarity, which led to me writing the song. What can we expect from your live shows? All the feels and a top-quality time. My band mates and I love performing and we work hard to put on a memorable show. People say our hair game is strong, so there’s that, too. What’s the best way to quit your day job?

Write a letter to yourself from the future. For example, the 90-year old version of you writes to your present-day self. Be brutally honest about how you really feel about your job. Throw that letter away. Then write a pithy letter of resignatio­n to your boss. What’s the worst haircut you’ve had? When I was eight, I fell in love with Demi Moore’s character in Ghost. My dad used to cut our hair in the backyard, so one day I asked him to cut it super-short like Demi’s. He got a plastic bowl, threw it on my head and, well, you know how it goes. It was arguably more Ringo than Demi, but Ringo is pretty cool, too. What’s your favourite way to chill out? Camping, hiking, films and breakfast with friends. Any words of wisdom for frankie readers? Don’t be afraid to say no to things you genuinely don’t want to do. Learn to put your ego in the backseat so you can make more room for the real you.

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