Fashion (Canada) - - CULTURE MUSIC - By Jess Hud­dle­ston

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.

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