Stream the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala

Stream the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala


[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Announcer: THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME MAY CONTAIN COARSE LANGUAGE, VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. (♪♪♪) (singing).>>Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO THE 2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE. TONIGHT’S GALA IS TAKING PLACE CURRENTLY AT THE CARLU IN TORONTO. WE’RE GOING TO JOIN THE SHOW LIVE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS YEAR’S WINNER. BUT NOT UNTIL AFTER WE HAVE GIVEN YOU ALL OF THIS YEAR’S ACTS UNCUT AND UNINTERRUPTED, INCLUDING PERFORMANCES BY… MARIE DAVIDSON. ELISAPIE. SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS, LES LOUANGES. SHAD. DOMINIQUE FILS-AIMÉ, FET.NAT AND HAVIAH MIGHTY AND TO KICK OFF THIS YEAR’S SHOW, PUP. WHY DOES PUP DESERVE TO WIN? FROM THE POLARIS JURY, SARAH MURPHY SUBMITS THAT HE HAS A MESSAGE ON “MORBID STUFF” AND IT TACKLES MENTAL HEALTH HEAD ON AND LOOKING AT GANG VOCALS IN EQUAL MEASURE. PLEASE WELCOME PUP. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (singing). (singing). (♪♪♪) (singing). (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (singing) ♪ IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYWAY ♪ ♪ I DON’T CARE ABOUT NOTHING BUT YOU ♪ ♪ I GUESS IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYWAY ♪ ♪ ‘CAUSE I DON’T CARE ABOUT NOTHING ♪ ♪ I DON’T CARE ABOUT NOTHING ♪ ♪ I HAVE A FEELING ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ I HAD IT MAXED OUT ♪ ♪ I HAD A FEELING ♪ NOTHING IS WORKING ♪ ♪ AND EVERYTHING’S BLEEDING ♪ ♪ I SHOULD HAVE TAPPED OUT ♪ MOST? GIVEN INTO MY DEMONS ♪ (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪ IT’S ALL RIGHT IT’S JUST A FLESH WOUND ♪ ♪ YOU SAID YOU’D NEVER SAW IT COMING ♪ ♪ I’M PRETTY HAPPY LYING HERE WITH YOU ♪ ♪ IT’S PRETTY GOOD TO FEEL SOMETHING ♪ ♪ I DON’T CARE NOTHING BUT YOU ♪ ♪ NO, I DON’T CARE ABOUT NOTHING ♪ I DON’T CARE ABOUT NOTHING BUT YOU ♪ ♪ NO, I DON’T CARE ABOUT NOTHING ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ I HAD IT MAXED OUT ♪ ♪ I HAD A FEELING OH, ♪ ♪ NOTHING IS WORKING ♪ ♪ D EVERYTHING’S BLEEDING ♪ MOST? OH ♪ ♪ I SHOULD HAVE TAPPED OUT ♪ ♪ GIVEN INTO MY DEMONS ♪ ♪ OH ♪ ♪ I HAD MAXED OUT ♪ ♪ I HAD IT MAXED OUT ♪ ♪ AND NOTHING IS WORKING ♪ ♪ NOTHING IS WORKING ♪ ♪ AND EVERYTHING’S BLEEDING ♪ ♪ OH ♪ [Cheers and Applause] (♪♪♪) (singing). (♪♪♪) (singing). (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (singing). (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (singing). (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪ JUST ‘CAUSE YOU’RE SAD AGAIN ♪ ♪ IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU SPECIAL ♪ (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪ WHAT YOU WANTED TO CALL IT ♪ ♪ HOW’BOUT IT ♪ ♪ ON THE VERGE OF POVERTY ♪ ♪ AND A FULL BLOWN MELTDOWN ♪ ♪ I’M STILL A LOSER AND ALWAYS WILL BE ♪ ♪ SO WHY CHANGE NOW ♪ FUCKED UP ♪ WHO CARES ANYWAY ♪ ♪ WITH ONE FOOT IN THE GUTTER ♪ ♪ AND THE OTHER IN THE GRAVE ♪ ♪ I WAS THINKING ♪ ♪ HOW LONG WILL SELF-DESTRUCTION BE ALLURING ♪ ♪ IT’S GOOD FOR BUSINESS AND BABY ♪ ♪ BUSINESS IS BOOMING ♪ ♪ ISN’T THAT A TRIP ♪ ♪ I’LL BE SURE TO WRITE IT DOWN ♪ WHEN I HIT ROCK BOTTOM ♪ ♪ FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO FETISHIZE PROBLEMS ♪ ♪ AND TELL THE TRUTH ♪ ♪ I FETSHIZE THEM TOO ♪ ♪ IT’S PRETTY MESSED UP ISN’T ITET? ♪ MAKE NO MISTAKE I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I’M DOING ♪ ♪ I’M JUST SURPRISED THE WORLD ISN’T SICK ♪ ♪ OF GROWN MEN WHINING LIKE CHILDREN ♪ ♪ YOU SHOULDN’T TAKE IT SO SERIOUSLY ♪ ♪ IT’S JUST MUSIC AFTER ALL ♪ ♪ AND HALF THE CRAP I SAY JUST THINGS I’VE STOLEN FROM THE BATHROOM WALLS ♪ ♪ OF SHITTY VENUES ACROSS AMERICA ♪ ♪ AND I’M LOSING INTEREST IN SELF-HELP ♪ ♪ EQUALLY BORED OR FEELING SORRY FOR MYSELF ♪ ♪ IT’S BEEN A COUPLE OF DAYS ♪ ♪ SINCE I’VE HAD A FULL BLOWN MELTDOWN ♪ ♪ I’M STILL A LOSER AND ALWAYS WILL BE ♪ ♪ SO WHY CHANGE NOW ♪ (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [Applause]>>Raina: PUP, EVERYBODY. GIVE IT UP FOR PUP! [Cheers and Applause] THE VERY FIRST BAND I EVER CROWD SURFED TO AND THE FIRST BAND I EVER GOT A FAT LIP IN A MOSH PIT TOO. SO I’M GLAD THAT YOU ALL STAYED SAFE DURING THAT PERFORMANCE. THEY CANCELLED A SHOW IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, TO BE HERE TONIGHT. SO, PUP, THANK YOU SO MUCH. [Applause] WELCOME TO THE 14th ANNUAL POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA, PRESENTED BY CBC MUSIC. I’M RAINA DOURIS. SO HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU HERE TONIGHT AT THIS SPECTACULAR CARLU IN TORONTO. WE ARE HERE TO HONOUR THE 10 ALBUMS SHORTLISTED FOR THIS YEAR’S POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT WITH THE HELP OF LAST YEAR’S WINNER, JEREMY DUTCHER… [Cheers and Applause] WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE 2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE WINNER WHO WILL BE AWARDED $50,000. [Applause] WE WILL BEGIN BY ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE LAND ON WHICH WE GATHER IS THE TRADITIONAL TERRITORY OF THE FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE AND THE TERRITORY OF THE MISSISSAUGA’S OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION. THE TERRITORY WAS A SUBJECT OF THE COVENANT AND AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY AND THE OJIBWAY AND THE ALLIED NATIONS TO PEACEFULLY CARE AND SHARE FOR THE RESOURCES AROUND THE GREAT LAKES. THIS TERRITORY IS ALSO COVERED BY THE UPPER CANADA TREATIES. TODAY THE MEETING PLACE OF TORONTO FROM THE WORD IS STILL THE HOME TO MANY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FROM ACROSS TURTLE ISLAND. ON THIS VERY SITE WHILE EXCAVATING FOR THIS BUILDING THE WORKERS FOUND BONES OF FROM 11,000 B.C. HUNTED BY THE CLOVIS PEOPLE. WE HONOUR THE LIVES AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT PRECEDE US AND WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HOLD THIS EVENT ON THIS TERRITORY. THANK YOU. [Applause] AND NOW TONIGHT WE ARE HERE TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S 10 SHORTLIST NOMINEES. THEY ARE… DOMINIQUE FILS-AIMÉ. AND ELISAPIE, EQUALITY THE BALLAD OF THE RUNAWAY GIRL.” [Applause] FET.NAT, “LE MAL.” [Applause] AND HAVIAH MIGHTY, “13th FLOOR.” [Applause] AND JESSIE REYEZ, “BEING HUMAN IN PUBLIC.” [Applause] AND LES LOUANGES “”LA NUIT EST UNE PANTHÉRE.” MARIE DAVIDSON, “WORKING CLASS WOMEN.” PUP, “MORBID STUFF.” [Applause] SHAD, “A SHORT STORY ABOUT A WAR.” [Applause] AND SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS. WHAT A LIST. THE GRAND JURY DOES NOT HAVE AN EASY JOB TONIGHT. OUR GRAND JURY ARE CLOISTERED IN A SECRET VAULT AND DELIBERATING AND VOTES RIGHT NOW ON WHICH OF THOSE ALBUMS WILL TAKE THE PRIZE TONIGHT. THE ARTIST THEY SELECT WILL BE AWARDED $50,000 AND ALL RUNNERS-UP WILL EACH RECEIVE $3,000 COURTESY OF SLAVE MUSIC. [Applause] WHILE THE JURY MAKES THEIR DECISION, YOU CAN GET ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR NOMINEES. WE HAVE NINE OF THE 10 SHORTLIST ARTISTS PERFORMING FOR YOU HERE TONIGHT. AND WE ARE STREAMING TONIGHT THE ENTIRE GALA INCLUDING EVERY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE LIVE ONLINE AT CBCMUSIC.CA/POLARIS. CBC MUSIC IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL NIGHT CELEBRATING THE BEST IN CANADIAN MUSIC. TONIGHT’S HASHTAG IF YOU’RE SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS #POLARIS2019. NOW UNFORTUNATELY, THOUGH WE’RE VERY HAPPY THAT SHE’S HERE, DUE TO AN INJURY JESSIE REYEZ IS UNABLE TO PERFORM. AND I WAS GOING TO DO A LIP SYNC TO HER SONS BUT INSTEAD WE’D LIKE TO EMBARRASS HER WITH THIS FAWNING VIDEO PROFILE. (♪♪♪)>>Announcer: SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2019 IS “BEING HUMAN” IN PUBLIC BY JESSIE REYEZ. JESSIE REYEZ IS TWO E.P.s DEEP BUT SINCE HER DEBUT SHE’S BEEN LONG AND SHORTLISTED FOR POLARIS AND HAD A SONG FOR “ROMA” AND COLLABORATED ON EMINEM’S 10th STUDIO ALBUM AND HAD THE BESTSELLING U.K. SINGLE OF 2018. OH, AND HER DEBUT SINGLE WENT DOUBLE PLATINUM IN CANADA AND GOLD IN THE U.S. (♪♪♪) ♪ FELL IN LOVE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE ♪>>Announcer: DESPITE HER HISTORY OF A-LIST COLLABORATIONS, “BEING HUMAN IN PUBLIC” HAS FEW GUEST APPEARANCES. HER SINGULAR VOICE HAS A RAW, UNVARNISHED AND HONEST TAKE ON LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS. HER UNFILTERED LYRICS TIE TOGETHER THE SURPRISINGLY COHESIVE COLLECTION OF R&B AND HIP-HOP BANGERS ALONGSIDE ACOUSTIC BALLADS. (♪♪♪) (Singing in Frrench). WHY DOES JESSIE REYEZ DESERVE TO WIN? STEVEN COOK SUBMITS THAT THE TORONTO POP MARVEL JESSIE REYEZ WOULD RESIST THE MANTLE OF “VOICE OF A GENERATION” BUT “BEING HUMAN IN PUBLIC” MAKING HER A CONTENDER AND THERE’S NOT A WASTED NOTE OR WORD TO BE HEARD AS SHE NAVIGATES A MINEFIELD OF HEARTBREAK. [Applause]>>Raina: WELCOME BACK TO THE POLARIS MUSIC GALA LIVE FROM THE CARLU IN TORONTO. I’M RAINA DOURIS. TONIGHT’S EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF CANADIAN HERITAGES, CANADA MUSIC FUND, AND CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS. THANK YOU. YOUR NEXT PERFORMER HAS BEEN LONG LISTED TWO PREVIOUS TIMES. ONCE FOR HER WORK WITH THE DUO ASAIPA, AND IN 201 FOREVER HER ALBUM. AND HER HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF. SHE APPEARS ON THE SHORTLIST FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR WITH HER ALBUM “WORKING CLASS WOMAN.” AND PERFORMING “WORK” HERE IS MARIE DAVIDSON. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>HI, EVERYONE. HOW ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT? [Applause] I THINK THAT WE NEED THIS LOUDER. IT’S NOT LOUD ENOUGH. YEAH, OKAY. (♪♪♪) HOW ARE YOU DOING UP THERE? [Applause] SO, YOU SEE, I HEARD THE BEST SOUND IN THIS ROOM IS FROM UP THERE. SO YOU GUYS ARE THERE. I’M A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS BECAUSE I’M USED TO PERFORM THIS SONG IN CLUBS LATE AT NIGHT WHEN PEOPLE HAVE PARTIES AND HAVE WARMED UP AND I PERFORM THIS SONG AT THE END OF MY SET SO YOU SHOULD HAVE THE MOOD IS RIGHT. RIGHT NOW IT SEEMS A LITTLE BIT AWKWARD BUT I HOPE THAT IT GOES WELL. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) THANK YOU. LET’S GO FOR IT. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW I GET AWAY WITH EVERYTHING? I WORK ALL THE FUCKING TIME, FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY. FRIDAY TO SUNDAY ♪ I LOVE IT ♪ ♪ I WORK ♪ ♪ WHEN I SAY COME ON ♪ ♪ I MEAN COME ON ON ♪ ♪ JIEWF GOT TO WORK WITH ME ♪ ♪ NOW I DON’T WANNA SEE ANY FAKE ASS WORKERS ♪ ♪ I NEED REAL BUILDERS ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK IT ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK TO BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ WORK IT ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ SWEAT TO BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ I WANNA SMELL YOU ♪ ♪ YEAH I WANNA SMELL YOU ♪ ♪ I WANNA SMELL YOU ♪ ♪ EVEN FROM FAR AWAY ♪ ♪ I WANNA SMELL YOU ♪ ♪ I WANNA FEEL YOU ♪ ♪ SO I CAN KNOW IF YOU ARE A WINNER BABY ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK IT ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK TO BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ WINNERS WORK IT GOOD ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ SWEAT TO BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ HOW DOES THAT FEEL ♪ ♪ TELL ME ♪ ♪ HOW DOES THAT FEEL ♪ ♪ IS SWEAT DRIPPING DOWN YOUR BALLS ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ WELL THEN YOU’RE NOT A WINNER YET ♪ ♪ BUT COME ON ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK IT ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK TO BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ WINNERS WORK IT GOOD ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ SWEAT TO BE A WINNER ♪ (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪ OKAY SO NOW THAT I’VE GOT ALL OF YOUR ATTENTION ♪ ♪ I NEED TO EXPLAIN ONE LAST THING TO YOU GUYS ♪ ♪ SEE ♪ ♪ THIS SONG ♪ ♪ IT DOESN’T TALK ABOUT WORKING TO MAKE MORE MONEY ♪ ♪ IT’S NOT ABOUT THE INDUSTRY ♪ ♪ IT’S NOT ABOUT RUNNING ♪ ♪ NOT AT ALL ♪ ♪ THIS SONG TALKS ABOUT WORKING ON YOURSELF ♪ ♪ TO BECOME A BETTER PERSON ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ AND MAYBE ♪ ♪ MAYBE MAKE THIS SOCIETY A LITTLE BIT BETTER ♪ ♪ YOU GET THE PICTURE ♪ ♪ WHEN I SAY WORK I MEAN THAT YOU’VE GOT TO WORK FOR YOURSELF. ♪ LOVE YOURSELF ♪ ♪ FEED YOURSELF ♪ ♪ SO YOU CAN BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ ALL TOGETHER ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK IT ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK TO BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ WORK IT ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ SWEAT TO BE A WINNER ♪ ♪ WORK ♪ ♪ WORK IT ♪ ♪ SHOW ME SHOW ME HOW YOU DO IT ♪ EVEN WORK IT GOOD ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ SWEAT TO BE A WINNER ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ I SAID WORK ♪ ♪ YEAH WORK IT ♪ ♪ SHOW ME ♪ ♪ SHOW ME HOW YOU DO IT ♪ ♪ WINNER ♪ ♪ WORK IT GOOD ♪ ♪ SWEAT ♪ ♪ SWEAT TO BE A WINNER ♪ (♪♪♪) AND SEE YOU LATER. [Applause] THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.>>Announcer: WHY DOES MARIE DAVIDSON DESERVE TO WIN? FROM THE POLARIS JURY, THEY SUBMIT THAT IT’S A DARK AND HUMOROUS KISS MY ASS TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, CONSTRUCTED FROM CLINICAL FEMINISM LYRICISM.>>Raina: WELCOME BACK TO THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA PRESENTED BY CBC MUSIC. LET’S HEAR IT ONE MORE TIME FOR MARIE DAVIDSON. [Applause] NOW WITH FOUR PREVIOUS NODS OUR NEXT PERFORMER HAS THE MOST POLARIS SHORTLIST HONOURS OF ANY ARTIST EVER. AND NOW HE IS BACK. NOMINATED FOR A SHORT STORY ABOUT A WAR, PLEASE WELCOME SHAD FEATURING A GUEST APPEARANCE BY A PAST POLARIS WINNER. (♪♪♪) ♪ GET IT GOT IT GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT GOT IT ♪ ♪ GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT GOT IT GOOD ♪ ♪ DAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK ♪ DAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BLACK ♪ THEY KEEP ON KILLINGLY US ♪ ♪ WE JUST KEEP KILLING IT ♪ ♪ MA SAID KILLING IS NOT WHERE THE HEEL IN’ IS ♪ ♪ COULDN’T SPEAK BACK ♪ ♪ LORD KNOWS SHE BEEN THROUGH IT ♪ SHE SAID A HUMAN IS NOT WHO THE VILLAIN IS ♪ ♪ SHE SAID IT’S FEAR IT’S GREED IT’S PRIDE ♪ ♪ YOU SEE IT INSIDE ♪ ♪ THAT’S WHAT THIS SYSTEM IS BUILT ON ♪ ♪ AND WHAT IT INSTILLS IN US ♪ ♪ MAN I’VE BEEN FEELING THIS VIBE ♪ ♪ HONESTLY THE HATERS CAN HATE ♪ ♪ JUST LET THE CREATORS CREATE ♪ ♪ AND LET THE CREATOR BE JUDGE ♪ ♪ I MEAN TOO MANY MISTAKES TO BE GRUDGING ♪ ♪ BESIDE ALL OF US LOST WITHOUT LOVE ♪ ♪ CAUSE MAYBE SHOULD NEVER GET WOKE ♪ ♪ GET IT GOT IT GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT GOT IT GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT GOT IT GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT GOT IT GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT GOT IT GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT ♪ ♪ TALK TO ME ABOUT WAYS TO ELEVATE, AND ESCALATE I CAN DO EVERYTHING ♪ ♪ I DON’T HESITATE ♪ ♪ I CAN DO ANYTHING ALLOW ME TO DEMONSTRATE ♪ ?OATD I JUST CAN’T WAIT ♪ ♪ I JUST CAN’T NOT BE ME ♪ ♪ CAN’T GO BACK ♪ ♪ BLACK BOY WITH A POEM THAT HE SHOWED TO THE REVEREND ♪ ♪ JESUS SAW JUDAS AND RAN UP TO HUG THE YOUNG BROTHER ♪ ♪ IT DUG AT THE OTHER 11 ♪ ♪ LIKE WHY IS IT TRAITOR IN HEAVEN ♪ ♪ HE SAID IT’S HELL ON EARTH ANYWHERE LOVE ISN’T PRESENT ♪ ♪ WHEREVER HE GOES WE GO TOGETHER MY BRETHREN ♪ ♪ GET IT ♪ ♪ GOT IT ♪ ♪ GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT ♪ ♪ GOT IT ♪ ♪ GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT ♪ ♪ GOT IT ♪ ♪ GOOD ♪ ♪ GET IT ♪ ♪ GOT IT ♪ ♪ YOU SEE THE TRUTH IS BULLETPROOF ♪ ♪ WANNA-BE FREE ♪ ♪ JUST ANSWER ONE QUESTION ♪ ♪ BUT ANSWER HONESTLY ♪ ♪ WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF ♪ THEY STEAL AND THEN THEY STEAL YOUR MEMORY OF THE SET. MAGIC, THE SHOW WILL LITERALLY TAKE YOUR BREATH. ♪ MAGIC CAUSED A DISTRACTION ♪ ♪ CAUSE A DISTRACTION ♪ ♪ IMAGINE LIKE MAGIC POOF ♪ ♪ GONE IS OUR LANGUAGE AND OUR HISTORY AND OUR ANCESTRY AND VANISHED LIKE IT’S MAGIC ♪ ♪ GONE IS OUR PRACTISES AND SUDDENLY WE FEEL VACANT ♪ ♪ AND OUR HANDS LIT FROM THE EARTH AND THE DIRT AND REDUCED AND REDUCED AND REDUCED ♪ ♪ TO POOF ♪ ♪ DISAPPEARS ♪ ♪ SMOKE AND MIRRORS ♪ ♪ ALL OF IT’S MAGIC ♪ ♪ THE DEVIL AND HIS MAGIC ♪ ♪ ALL OF IT’S MAGIC ♪ ♪ THE DEVIL AND HIS MAGIC ♪ MAGIC ♪ ♪ LOOK ♪ ♪ DISTRACTION DISTRACTION ♪ ♪ THE WAY THAT THEY TAKE ♪ ♪ THE WAY OF MAGICIANS IS IN ADDITION TO SUBTRACTION ♪ ♪ THEY USED TO VISION ♪ ♪ THEY MASTERED THE CRAFT OF IT ♪ LISTEN SEE THROUGH THE ILLUSIONS ♪ ♪ AND ALL OF THE AMUSEMENTS ♪ ♪ THEY DIVIDE HUMANS UP CAUSING CONFUSION ♪ ♪ THEY USE COMPETITION ♪ ♪ RELIGION ♪ ♪ IT’S ALL JUST DIVISION MAN ♪ ♪ ALL OF IT’S MAGIC ♪ ♪ SPLITTING US UP INTO FACTIONS ♪ FIGHTING UNTIL WE’RE FRACTURED ♪ SMALLER AND SMALLER FRACTIONS ♪ PEOPLE FEELING LIKE ZERO ♪ ♪ INDIVIDUALS DIVISIBLE TO THE POINT WE’RE INVISIBLE ♪ ♪ GONE INTO GHETTOS AND ARMIES AND PRISONS ♪ ♪ WE WON’T BE MISSED ♪ A ♪ THEY EASILY DISMISS US ♪ ♪ ♪ ALL OF IT’S MAGIC ♪ ♪ THE DEVIL AND HIS MAGIC ♪ ♪ ALL OF IT’S MAGIC ♪ ♪ THE DEVIL AND HIS MAGIC ♪ ♪ SEE THEM MAKE UP STATS THAT MAKE US SCRAP FOR THE CRAPS ♪ ♪ THEY HAVE ALL OF IT, ALL OF IT ALL OF ITS MAGIC ♪ RESPIRATORY ♪ GRABBING AT HAT TRICKS THEY’RE PRAY TRAING CRAFTY ♪ ♪ THE FASTEST, YOU HAD IT AND THEN SUDDENLY ♪ ♪ GONE IS YOUR WORK ♪ ♪ YOUR PURPOSE YOUR WORTH ♪ ♪ THE REASON YOU WAKE ♪ ♪ YOUR SENSE OF SEIZING YOUR STAKE IN IT ♪ ♪ YOUR TRAGZS AND INTUITIONS ♪ ♪ SUPPORTS COMMITMENTS DECISIONS ♪ THEY VANISH FROM YOUR HANDS LIKE ♪ ♪ YOUR VOLITION YOUR VOICE YOUR VISION YOUR CHOICE ♪ ♪ YOUR JOYS YOU MISS YOUR MISSION ATTENTION GONE ♪ ♪ ♪ TO FAST CARS AND FAST FASHION ♪ ♪ FAST FOOD AND NO FASTING ♪ ♪ ALL OF IT MAGIC ♪ ♪ THE DEVIL AND HIS MAGIC ♪ (♪♪♪) [Applause]>>Announcer: WHY DOES SHAD DESERVE TO WIN FROM THE POLARIS JURY, LYON B. PATRICK SUBMITS THAT SHAD IS NO LESS RELEVANT, A SHORT STORY ABOUT A WAR UNFOLDS IN LAYERS AND IT’S CRAFT AND INTENSE AND IDEAL ALIGNMENT. [Applause]>>Raina: LIVE FROM THE BEAUTIFUL CARLU, THIS IS THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA AND I’M RAINA DOURIS. BEFORE WE GET TO OUR NEXT PERFORMER WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF “ONTARIO CREATES.” [Applause] POLARIS IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT TO STRENGTHEN ONTARIO’S MUSIC INDUSTRY. AND OUR NEXT PERFORMER IS A JUNO AND A CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD WINNER. THIS IS HER FIRST TIME ON THE POLARIS SHORTLIST. HER ALBUM IS CALLED “THE BALLAD OF THE RUNAWAY GIRL.” PLEASE WELCOME ELISAPIE. [Applause] (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ?OATD MAKE ME FORGET MY NAME ♪ ♪ YOU MAKE ME LOSE MY SPIRIT ♪ ♪ IN YOUR NAME I WILL BE ♪ ♪ THERE ♪ ♪ IN YOUR NAME ♪ ♪ IN YOUR NAME ♪ ♪ AND IN YOUR NAME ♪ ♪ I WILL BE THERE ♪ ♪ I WILL BE FREE ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS ♪ ♪ BRING MY LIGHT ♪ ♪ OH, THE WONDERS OF NATURE ♪ ♪ THE WATER ♪ ♪ AND THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ OH, THE WONDERS OF RETREATS AND OPEN SPACES ♪ (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪ WELL WELL MY HEART ♪ ♪ GOES NOW ♪ ♪ MY HEART GOES NOW ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING MY LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ THE BIRTH OF A CHILD ♪ ♪ IN YOU THAT ONCE SAW THE CONNECTION ♪ ♪ THE DEATH OF MY FATHER ♪ ♪ IS NOT TO BE FEARED FOR ♪ ♪ LIVES IN YOU MY CHILD ♪ ♪ HE COMES ONCE AGAIN ♪ ♪ MY GOD ♪ (♪♪♪) ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING MY LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING MY LIGHT ♪ (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ DARKNESS BRING MY LIGHT ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in Native Language] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in Native Language] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WHY DOES ELISAPIE DESERVE TO WIN? SUBMITS THAT ELISAPIE MASTERFULLY WEAVES HER TRUTH INTO AN EXCLUSIVE NARRATIVE WITH CAPTIVATING ARRANGEMENTS.>>Raina: LET’S HEAR IT ONCE ONCE MORE FOR ELISAPIE. WELCOME BACK TO THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA PRESENTED BY CBC MUSIC. I’M RAINA DOURIS. CBC IS SO PROUD TO SUPPORT CANADIAN TALENT. TONIGHT WE’RE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITHPOLARIS. I’VE HOSTED MORNINGS ON CBC MUSIC AND THIS GALA FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS. FRIDAY, WAS MY LAST MORNING SHOW FOR CBC MUSIC. BUT MORNINGS WILL CONTINUE. [APPLAUSE] I’M VERY HONOURED TO BE HERE HOSTING ONE MORE POLARIS GALA BEFORE I GO. BEING PART OF CBC MUSIC AND POLARIS HAS BEEN A HUGE HONOUR. THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A $50,000 PRIZE. IT’S A CHANCE TO DISCUSS AND CELEBRATE CANADIAN MUSIC, NOT JUST THE POPULARITY OR THE NUMBER OF RECORD SALES, BUT THE MUSIC. TOO OFTEN IN THIS QUESTION WE WAIT FOR RECOGNITION BEYOND THE BORDERS BEFORE WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON OUR OWN ARTISTS. WE LET OUR OWN VOICES BE DROWNED OUT BY LOUDER ONES, BUT WE HAVE SO MUCH CREATIVITY HERE, SO MUCH INNOVATION, SO MUCH MEANINGFUL, WONDERFUL WORK. SO MUCH ART. AND TONIGHT, IT’S ABOUT RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING THE INCREDIBLE THINGS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, IN CANADA. SO THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF THAT. [APPLAUSE] STILL TO COME, ARE PERFORMANCES BY GREAT CANADIAN ARTISTS, INCLUDING LUNGS LUNGS, SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS — LES LOUANGES, SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS. THE NEXT IS THE WINNER OF THE SLAIGHT MASTER CLASS. I’M SO GLAD SHE IS HERE BEFORE ME TONIGHT. I’VE SEEN HER LIVE. SHE IS UNREAL. YOU WILL FOREVER REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE WHEN YOU FIRST SAW HER. NOMINATED FOR HER ALBUM, 13TH FLOOR, PLEASE MAKE NOISE FOR HAVIAH MIGHTY. [APPLAUSE] ♪ I CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL ♪ ♪ WHO IS GOING TO SERVE MY MASTER ♪ ♪ THE PEOPLE, WHO RESISTED ♪ WE SEE THE ECONOMY ♪ ♪ THE NOOSES IN THE TREES, BUT I’LL NEVER FALL ♪ ♪ THEN CAME THE 13TH AMENDMENT ♪ ♪ IT SAYS SLAVERY IS OVER ♪ EXCEPT FOR PAYING CRIME ♪ ♪ WE STEALING AND JUGGING AND SHIFT ♪ ♪ WE NEED TO BE FULLY EQUIPPED ♪ ♪ THE SYSTEM, THE NEW SLAVE MASTER, AND BULLY AND SHIT ♪ ♪ WE CAN’T PAY THE FINE, NOW THE JAIL IS WHO YOUR EMPLOYER IS ♪ ♪ THIS VOYAGE IS SUPER INTENTIONAL ♪ ♪ YOU USED TO BE STUDENTS IN MEDICAL ♪ ♪ THE MOORS AND THE INDIGENOUS BLACKS WERE SMARTEST AND HONESTLY TRUEST PROFESSIONALS ♪ ♪ VIEWED ON A PEDESTAL ♪ ♪ ONLY FEW OF MY ANCESTOR HAD ANYTHING TO OFFER ♪ ♪ IF WE WASN’T AWESOME ♪ ♪ WE AIN’T A PROBLEM ♪ ♪ WHY WOULD YOU WANT ALL THE YOUNG WHO BLACK NOT TO HAVE FATHER ♪ ♪ ♪ AND SOMETIMES MASTER BLESSES YOU FOR BEING A GOOD SLAVE ♪ ♪ AND KILLS YOU OFF IF YOU A BAD ONE ♪ ♪ SO BLACK MOTHERS TELL THEIR DAUGHTERS IF YOU CAN THE MASTER AND THEY TELL THEIR SONS THEY CAN’T RUN ♪ ♪ ♪ MAMA RAISE THE GIRLS INDEPENDENT. ♪ WE HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO ♪ ♪ WHO’S GOING TO HELP ME ♪ ♪ YEAH ♪ ♪ I NEED HELP ♪ ♪ ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ I KNOW YOU GOING TO DISAPPEAR ♪ ♪ EVEN THOUGH YOU SAY YOU’RE IN ♪ ♪ YOU’RE INSINCERE ♪ ♪ ALL THIS TIME YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T WANT ME ♪ ♪ LIKE LAUREN YOU BE KILLING SOFTLY ♪ ♪ SO TELL ME THAT YOU’RE REALLY SORRY ♪ ♪ WISHY WASHY ♪ ♪ WISHY WASHY ♪ ♪ PLEASE MAKE UP YOUR MIND ♪ ♪ BABY CAN YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ YOU DON’T EVEN REALLY CARE ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] YOU WANT TO ♪ ♪ I CAN’T STOP ♪ ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ YOU CAN BLAME ME NOW ♪ ♪ I MADE THE WAY ♪ ♪ I’M NEVER GOING TO FADE AWAY ♪ ♪ THERE NEVER BE A SIMPLE WAY ♪ ♪ IT’S MY BABY, BABY ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] SNOIT IF I WAS TALLER, YOU WOULD RUN ♪ ♪ IF I WASN’T BALLING I COULDN’T BE YOUR CUP OF TEA ♪ ♪ MAKE YOU GO SO UNCOMFORTABLE ♪ ♪ YOU NEVER ACTUALLY ME ♪ ♪ THEY USED TO SAY I’M TOO LOUD ♪ ♪ THEY USED TO SAY I’M TOO BLACK ♪ ♪ WITH THAT CRUDE RAP ♪ ♪ AND I COURIER THE BOOM BAP OVER THE TRAP. ♪ VARICOSE VEINS ♪ ♪ I’M TALKING ABOUT FRIENDS. ♪ ♪ TWO TIMES MORE TO GET FOUR TIMES LESS, IT’S COOL CAUSE I’M SHARPER IN THE END, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ AND THEN USING ♪ ♪ SWING 45 FEET ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ ASK LITTLE KIDS ♪ ♪ NEVER WANT TO HANG AROUND ME ♪ ♪ SWINGING HARD LIKE ♪ ♪ I AIN’T ALWAYS AT MY SISTER’S ♪ ♪ BAD GUY, HAVE A BAD ACTOR AROUND ME ♪ ♪ NOW ROCKING ♪ ♪ I GOT NOTHING BUT THEM AROUND ME ♪ ♪ GUYS AND LIKE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER AROUND ME ♪ ♪ LITTLE NIGGA COULDN’T SHAKE ME, COULDN’T BREAK ME ♪ [APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WHY DOES HAVIAH MIGHTY DESERVE TO WIN. THEY SAY THAT 13TH FLOOR IS ABOUT SELF-DISCOVERY, BOMBASTIC BEATS THAT EXERCISE HER COMMANDING PRESENCE. [APPLAUSE]>>Raina: THIS IS THE 2019 POLARIS MUSIC GALA PRESENTED BY CBC MUSIC. HELLO, IF YOU’RE AT HOME WATCHING AT CBC MUSIC. CBC MUSIC IS PROUD TO BRING YOU TONIGHT LIVE STREAM AND EVENTS. IF YOU MISSED ANYTHING TONIGHT, WE’LL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS AND INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES UP AT WEB AFTER THE GALA. YOU CAN CHECK OUT EACH SHORT-LISTED NOMINEE. THEY’VE RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION, BY CANADIAN DESIGNERS AND ILLUSTRATORS. THIS IS POLARIS’ 14TH YEAR OF PRODUCING THESE POSTERS AND THEY NOW HAVE A CATALOGUE OF OVER 150 ORIGINAL ART PIECES. SOME OF THESE POSTERS ARE FOR SALE ON THE POLARIS WEBSITE.>>>OUR NEXT PERFORMER HAS MADE THE SHORT LIST THIS YEAR ON HIS DEBUT RECORD. “LA NUIT EST UNE PANTHERE”. HERE’S LES LOUANGES. [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Speaking French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Singing in French] [ ♪♪♪ ] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WHY DOES LES LOUANGES DESERVE TO WIN? THEY SUBMIT IF LATE NIGHT JAZZ HAD A FRENCH BABY, IT WOULD BE LES LOUANGES. HIS FIRST LP IS SMOOTH, COOL AND ADDICTIVE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Raina: WELCOME BACK TO THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA AT THE CARLU IN TORONTO. RIGHT NOW, WE WANT TO GIVE A SHOUTOUT TO EVERYBODY AT TORONTO RADIO STATION IN SUPPORT OF THE GALA AND INDEPENDENT MUSIC IN THE CITY. THANK YOU, GUYS, ALL SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. OKAY. THERE ARE THREE MORE PERFORMANCES TO GO BEFORE THE BIG REVEAL. PEERING ON THE — APPEARING ON THE SHORT LIST FOR THE FIRST TIME, FOR HER ALBUM STAY TUNED HERE’S DOMINIQUE FILS-AIME! [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ WHERE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND ♪ ♪ SHOULD I PULL THE TRIGGER ♪ ♪ FACT THAT YOU’D BURN DOWN PARADISE ♪ ♪ WITHIN THE BLINK OF A RANDOM EYE ♪ ♪ MAKE ME WONDER WHAT’S LEFT FOR HELL TO LOOK LIKE ♪ ♪ FOR HELL TO LOOK LIKE ♪ ♪ WANTING ME TO BEG AND PLEAD ♪ ♪ EVERY SUNDAY ON MY KNEE ♪ ♪ SOMETHING HERE YOU DON’T FEEL RIGHT ♪ ♪ YOU DON’T TREAT ME RIGHT ♪ ♪ YOU DON’T TREAT ME LIKE THE QUEEN ♪ ♪ YOU KEEP TELLING ME YOU SEE ♪ ♪ YOU DON’T TREAT ME LIKE THE QUEEN ♪ ♪ YOU KEEP TELLING ME YOU SEE ♪ ♪ YOU DON’T TREAT ME LIKE THE QUEEN ♪ ♪ WE BOTH KNOW I’LL ALWAYS BE ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ MIND OVER MATTER ♪ ♪ MIND OVER MATTER ♪ ♪ MIND OVER MATTER ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] GROWTH [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ I CANNOT DENY IT ♪ ♪ EVERYTHING YOU DO IS EXCITING ♪ ♪ SOMEONE PULLED A TRIGGER ♪ ♪ SHOULD I PULL THE TRIGGER ♪ ♪ SHOULD I PULL THE TRIGGER ♪ ♪ SHOULD I BURY THE GUN ♪ [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ YOUR SOUL ♪ ♪ OH ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ MISBEHAVING ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ ♪ MISBEHAVING ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ SHINY DANCING FIGURES IN THE DARK ♪ ♪ GOING AROUND HALF COMPLETE ♪ ♪ WONDERING IF THEY’LL EVER GET TO FIND ♪ ♪ WHAT’S BEEN RIGHT AT THEIR FEET ♪ ♪ WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE ♪ ♪ WHAT DID YOU SEE IN THIS LIFE ♪ ♪ WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ♪ ♪ WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG ♪ ♪ TO BREAK THIS WALL DOWN ♪ ♪ WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE ♪ ♪ WHAT DID YOU SEE IN THIS LIFE ♪ ♪ WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ♪ ♪ WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG ♪ ♪ TO BREAK THIS WALL DOWN ♪ ♪ BRICK BY BRICK ♪ ♪ STONE BY STONE ♪ ♪ BRICK BY BRICK ♪ ♪ STONE BY STONE ♪ OOOH [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ ♪ MISBEHAVING ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ ♪ NEW BEGINNINGS ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE TO ♪ MISBEHAVING ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ ♪ MISBEHAVING ♪ ♪ IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO ♪ ♪ FREEDOM TO LIVE MY LIFE ♪ ♪ HOWEVER I GODDAMN PLEASE ♪ ♪ THE FREEDOM TO LEAVE BEHIND ♪ ♪ ALL THE UNFOUNDED FEARS ♪ ♪ THE FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM ♪ ♪ THE FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM ♪ ♪ FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM ♪ ♪ FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM, FREEDOM ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU CAN WALK IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU CAN TALK IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT ♪ ♪ CAN GET IT CAN MAKE IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU CAN WALK IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU CAN TALK IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU, ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU, CAN MAKE IT, CAN MAKE IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU ♪ ♪ CAN YOU MAKE IT ♪ ♪ ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT ♪ [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>WHY DOES DOMINIQUE FILS-AIME DESERVE TO WIN? FROM THE PLAYERS JURY, GREER SUBMITS THAT DOMINIQUE FILS-AIME’S MUSIC SIMMERS. SHE IS A STORYTELLING WHO CAN INVOKE RAGE, RESILIENCE OF THE OPPRESSED IN A MERE HUM.>>Raina: LIVE FROM THE HISTORIC CARLU IN TORONTO, THIS IS THE 2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA PRESENTED BY CBC MUSIC. OKAY, IT’S A LONG NIGHT, SO LET’S GET TO IT. THESE NEXT ARTISTS ARE APPEARING ON THE SHORT LIST FOR THE FIRST TIME. HERE TO MELT YOUR MIND AND ALSO MELT YOUR FACE WITH SONGS FROM THEIR NOMINATED ALBUM, “LE MAL”. FELT.NET! [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ POWER IT UP ♪ ♪ I GOT TO GO ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ SHINE ON, SUNSHINE IN ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ JUST LIKE THAT ♪ ♪ MOTHER FUCKING ♪ ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ EXCUSE ME OFFICER ♪ ♪ EXCUSE ME OFFICER ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [Speaking French] YOUR WORLD IS MY MYSTERY GIFT. CAN WE KEEP IT? [Speaking French] ♪ YOUR WORLD IS MY MYSTERY GIFT ♪ ♪ CAN WE KEEP IT THAT WAY ♪ ♪ LET’S NOT LOSE OUR WAY ♪ ♪ I’VE GOT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ♪ ♪ I FOUND ALL THOSE OPEN DOORS ♪ ♪ YOUR WORLD IS MY MYSTERY GIFT ♪ ♪ CAN WE KEEP IT THAT WAY ♪ ♪ YOUR WORLD IS MY MYSTERY GIFT ♪ ♪ CAN WE KEEP IT THAT WAY ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>WHY DOES FET.NAT DESERVE TO WIN? FROM THE PLAYERS JURY, STUART SAYS THAT IT’S A PARTY ALBUM. PROJECTILES OF RHYTHM AND UTTER REJECTION OF POLITE CONVENTIONS, PAIRED WITH CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR TRACKS. MADE OF THRIFT SHOP POWER TOOLS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Raina: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE’RE MOMENTS AWAY FROM THE FINAL PERFORMANCE AND FROM LEARNING THE WINNER OF THE 2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE. BUT, FIRST LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE NOMINEES FOR THE OTHER PRIZE. THE SLAIGHT HERITAGE PRIZE THAT HONOURS THOSE THAT WERE RELEASED BEFORE HERITAGE. YOU CAN THINK OF IT AS A POLARIS HALL OF FAME. TWO WINNERS ARE HONOURED. ONE SELECTED BY THE MUSIC CRITICS ON THE JURY, THE OTHER SELECTED BY YOU. YOU CAN CAST YOUR VOTES ONLINE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE NOMINEES.>>THE SLAIGHT FAMILY HERITAGE PRIZE IS SUPPORTED BY RESOUND. HERE’S THE SLAIGHT FAMILY HERITAGE PRIZE NOMINEES. THE BAND, MUSIC FROM BIG PINK. ROBERT CHARLEVOIX, LINDBERG. D.O. A., HARD CORE 81. SARAH HARMER, YOU WERE HERE. K.D. LANG. MAESTRO FRESH WEST, SYMPHONY IN EFFECT. MAIN SOURCE, BREAKING ADAMS. — ATOMS. SARA McLACHLAN, FUMBLING. STAN ROGERS FOGERTY COVE. BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE, IT’S MY WAY. VOTE FOR THE WINNERS NOW AT POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE.CA, HERITAGE — PRIZE.>>Raina: WE DID IT. WE’RE HERE. NOW, THE LAST PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT. OUR NEXT ACT IS ONE OF ONLY THREE ARTISTS TO EVER APPEAR ON CONSECUTIVE SHORT LISTS. LAST YEAR, THEY MADE IT WITH THEIR ALBUM, THE AVERAGE SAVAGE. THIS YEAR THEY’RE UP FOR THE PRIZE FOR TRAPLINE. PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE POLARIS STAGE FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] ♪ CULTURE IS BUILT ON RESPECT ♪ ♪ FOR THE AIR, THE WATER ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ ILLUMINATE THEM ♪ ♪ THIS IS HOW WE MOB ♪ ♪ CAN’T WITH MY SQUAD ♪ ♪ SAVAGE ♪ ♪ WHEN YOUR IDOLS TURN TO RIVALS ♪ ♪ WE WERE TRIBAL ♪ ♪ WE SURVIVORS ♪ ♪ WITH THEIR HEADS OUT THE WINDOW ♪ ♪ FIGHT FOR WHAT WAS STARTED ♪ ♪ SCREAMING LIKE ♪ ♪ PUT HIM OUT ♪ ♪ SHE PUT HIM OUT ♪ ♪ GIVING THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT ♪ ♪ SAY WAS DEAD ♪ ♪ THE FUTURE IS BACK ♪ ♪ WE’RE BACK FROM THE ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ KNOCK, KNOCK, THEY LIKE WHO IS HERE ♪ ♪ SET OF RULES ♪ ♪ DISAPPOINTED VIEWS LIKE YOU ♪ ♪ UNDERSTAND THERE WAS SOMETHING NEW ♪ UNDERSTAND, YOU DO YOU ♪ ♪ LET ME FIND YOU WHERE ♪ ♪ WE THE LAST TRIBE ♪ ♪ WHO ARE YOU ♪ ♪ DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER ♪ ♪ IT’S THE STORY OF MY FUCKING LIFE ♪ ♪ NATIVE ♪ ♪ ARRESTED POWER ♪ ♪ BEHAVIOR ♪ ♪ DOES MY HOOD MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE ♪ ♪ RATHER YOU THAN ME ♪ ♪ LIFT THE SPIRIT ♪ ♪ HERCULES ♪ ♪ CAN’T BE NOBODY ELSE ♪ ♪ JUDGMENT ♪ ♪ I HATE TO BURST YOUR LITTLE BUBBLE, BABY ♪ ♪ BUT HALLOWEEN IS THE ONLY TIME ♪ ♪ NEVER LOST ♪ ♪ KNOCK, KNOCK, TRICK-OR-TREAT MOTHER FUCKER. ♪ LIKE WHO THE FUCK IS HERE ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ YEAH, YEAH ♪ ♪ LOOK AT ME ♪ ♪ NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE ♪ ♪ GIVE A YOUNG SAVAGE A BREAK ♪ ♪ NOT ENOUGH FOOD ON MY PLATE ♪ ♪ I CAN’T REMEMBER MY NAME ♪ ♪ I CAN’T REMEMBER MY NAME ♪ ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ CREAM OF THE CROP ♪ ♪ ♪ SHOW ME THE WAY TO THE TOP ♪ ♪ THERE’S NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE ♪ ♪ GIVE A YOUNG SAVAGE A BREAK ♪ ♪ GIVE ME A REASON TO PRAY ♪ ♪ I CAN’T REMEMBER MY NAME ♪ ♪ ♪ YOUR FACES ALL LOOK THE SAME ♪ ♪ I CAN’T REMEMBER MY NAME ♪ ♪ I’M A SAVAGE FROM BACK IN THE DAY ♪ ♪ I CAN’T REMEMBER MY NAME ♪ ♪ I’M AN ANIMAL ♪ ♪ TELL ME WHERE TO GO ♪ ♪ BRUSH BRUSH HARD NOT TO SEE IT ♪ ♪ REVEAL ♪ ♪ GOING FOR THE KILL ♪ ♪ STAND ON THE BACKBOARD ♪ ♪ LIVING OUT A SUITCASE ♪ ♪ LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY ♪ ♪ MY PEOPLE BEEN HUMBLED. 500 YEAR WE TELL THEM TO STRUGGLE ♪ ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] THEY SAY GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME ♪ ♪ I TELL THEM YOU SHOULD DO THE SAME ♪ ♪ TO ALL MY RELATIONS ♪ ♪ PUT TWO FEATHERS UP ♪ ♪ IT’S A GLORIOUS OCCASION. WELCOME TO THE 7TH GENERATION CLUB ♪ ♪ ONE TIME FOR THE HOME DOWN ♪ ♪ ONE TIME FOR THE HOME DOWN THE REZ ROAD ♪ ♪ TWO TIMES FOR THE CREW IN THE CITY ♪ ♪ LEGEND HAS IT THAT THE CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL ♪ ♪ WE GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT ♪ ♪ I’VE GOT SAVAGE ON MY CHEST LIKE SUPREME ♪ ♪ SAVAGE DNA IN MY GENES ♪ ♪ CREATOR RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME CREAM ♪ ♪ TAKE THE WHEEL MAN ♪ ♪ I’M GOING TO WHIP, CHICK, ACCENT ♪ ♪ NOW, I’M IN THE WINNER’S BRACKET PAYING TAXES ♪ ♪ NO CHURCH IN A WHILE ♪ ♪ SO MADE AN ANIMAL ♪ ♪ MY HANDS ARE FULL ♪ ♪ THANK YOU THE CREATOR FOR ALL THE FAVOURS ♪ ♪ WE FINALLY FAMOUS ♪ ♪ I CAN’T EVEN HELP IT, I’M SNOT IF I BY NATURE ♪ ♪ MY BRAVES GETTING BRAVER ♪ ♪ I’VE RUN OUT OF PAIRS ♪ ♪ I CAN’T EVEN FAKE IT ♪ ♪ NATION TO NATION MAHELE NYOTA WHERE EVERYTHING IS SACRED ♪ ♪ FROM CEDAR TO RAVEN ♪ ♪ WE THE REPLACEMENTS, GODDAMN IT’S AMAZING ♪ ♪ PRAY THE DAY NEVER COMES ♪ ♪ DARK NIGHT IN THE VIL ♪ ♪ CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL ♪ [please stand by]>>Announcer: THEY ARE NEW AGE BEAT WITH AN EXTENSIVE VOCABULARY.>>Raina: SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS, ONE MORE TIME FOR ALL OF TONIGHT’S PERFORMERS. WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT. IT’S NOW TIME TO REVEAL THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE WINNER FOR THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR. BEFORE WE GET TO THE BIG DRIVE, LET’S RECAP THE LIST OF NOMINEES…>>DOMINIQUE FILS-AIMÉ. [Cheers and Applause] “STAY TUNED.” [Applause] ELISAPIE “THE BALLAD OF THE RUNAWAY GIRL.” [Applause] LES LOUANGES THE JUDGE LE MAL.>>AND JESSIE REYEZ “BEING HUMAN IN PUBLIC.” LES LOUANGES, “LA NUIT EST UNE PANTHÉRE.” [Applause] MARIE DAVIDSON “WORKING CLASS WOMAN.” ♪ PUP, “MORBID STUFF.” SHAD, “A SHORT STORY ABOUT A WAR.” AND SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS “TRAPLINE.” AND NOW TO REVEAL THE WINNER OF THE 2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE, IT’S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE LAST YEAR’S POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE WINNER FOR THE ALBUM, JEREMY DUTCHER. [Applause]>>HAS IT BEEN A YEAR?>>Raina: IT’S BEEN A WHOLE YEAR. UNBELIEVABLE.>>OH, MY GOD.>>Raina: AND HERE YOU ARE.>>RAINA, HOW ARE YOU?>>Raina: I’M WELL. HOW ARE YOU?>>I’M GLAD THAT YOU GET TO SAME THE NAME OF THAT ALBUM AGAIN. YOU PRACTISED. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. IT’S SUCH A PLEASURE TO BE HERE WITH YOU AGAIN AND I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT’S ANOTHER YEAR GONE BY AND ANOTHER POLARIS THAT WE’RE ABOUT TO HAND OUT TO A VERY DESERVING ARTIST. I WANT ALL OF THE NOMINEES WHO ARE PRESENT WITH US TO STAND UP. I WANT TO HONOUR ALL OF YOU. [Applause] [Applause] [Speaking French] NOW WHILE YOU STAND UP I WANT ALL OF YOUR FAMILIES TO STAND UP. [Applause] BOTH BIOLOGICAL AND NON. YOUR FAMILIES, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH YOU CAN MAKE YOUR ARTWORK. SO I THANK ALL OF THOSE FAMILIES WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR OUR ARTISTS TO BE HERE TONIGHT. [Applause] ALL RIGHT. SO IT’S TIME TO GIVE OVER THE CROWN. [laughter] WELL, NOT THIS ONE, I BROUGHT IT FROM HOME. IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE AND I THINK WHAT TONIGHT IS ABOUT IS TOGETHERNESS. AND ALL OF YOU WHO SHARE THIS STAGE SO BEAUTIFULLY EXEMPLIFIED HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO COME TOGETHER RIGHT NOW AND TO DO IT IN MUSIC AND TO DO IT IN ART. IT’S SO IMPORTANT THAT OUR STORIES ARE COMING FORWARD AND THAT WE’RE CHALLENGING THESE NARRATIVES OF SEPARATENESS. I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND I OPENED MY PHONE AND I SAW THAT THE PEOPLE’S PARTY OF CANADA WAS GIVEN A LEADERSHIP DEBATE SPOT. AN ANTI-IMMIGRANT PARTY IN THIS COUNTRY.>>BOO!>>MAXIME BERNIER, [Speaking French] [Applause]>>ENOUGH. [Applause] HOLD ON, HOLD ON, HOLD ON. AND LIKE YOU DO NOT COME TO THIS COUNTRY AND THEN TELL US WHEN IT’S CLOSED. YOU GOING TO TAKE OUR SIGNS THAT SAY NO IMMIGRANTS — ANYWAY, IT’S DONE. ENOUGH. WE ALWAYS WELCOME IN THIS LAND. THAT IS HOW WE DO IT. THAT’S HOW WE HAVE DONE IT. [Applause] SO IT IS IN THAT SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS AND LOVE THAT I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU ALL. AND I’M SO PROUD OF ALL OF THESE BEAUTIFUL MUSICIANS THAT ARE PUTTING THEIR WORK INTO THE WORLD. ANYWAY, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I’VE GOT THE ENVELOPE. THIS IS IT. AND NO MATTER WIN OR LOSE TONIGHT, ALL OF YOU SHORTLIST NOMINEES AND ALL OF YOU LONG LIST NOMINEES AND TAKING A CHANCE AND PUTTING YOUR WORK OUT INTO THE WORLD, YOU WIN. YOU WIN. [Applause] NOW I TOLD MYSELF THAT I WOULD BE A REAL GOOD BOY AND NOT LOOK AT THIS BEFORE I CAME OUT HERE. BUT I REALISED I MIGHT LOSE IT. SO THE WINNER OF THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2019… — YOU READY? FOR “13th FLOOR” HAVIAH MIGHTY. [Cheers and Applause] (singing). (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) [Cheers and Applause]>>WOO-HOO! [Applause]>>I DID NOT PREPARE A SPEECH. WOW, OH, MY GOD. THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO POLARIS FOR THE JURIES AND ALL OF THE OTHER NOMINEES. I –>>YOU DESERVE IT! [Cheers and Applause]>>THE TELEPROMPTER SAID WINNER’S SPEECH AND THERE’S NO SPEECH FOR ME TO READ.>>YOU GOT THIS. I LOVE YOU!>>THANK YOU. SHOUT OUT TO AUTHORITY MACK CLICK. I — I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON BEING A MUSICIAN FOR A REALLY LONG TIME. AND I’VE PUT OUT A LOT OF MUSIC WITH VERY FEW ACCOLADES AND VERY LITTLE REWARDS FOR A LONG TIME. AND THIS IS — THIS IS A FIRST TIME THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK MY TRUTH, MY NARRATIVE, AND HAVING AN ALBUM THAT IS BASED ON THAT THEME. MY TRUTH AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. AND HOW DISMISSED IT OFTEN IS, AND HOW I DON’T CARE ABOUT THAT. THIS NEEDS TO COME OUT. AND THE FACT THAT AFTER SO MANY YEARS — I MEAN, I HAVE HAD THE SAME SHOT FROM THE SAME SENTIMENTS SINCE HIGH SCHOOL AND — AND EVERY TIME THAT IT WAS NOT THE TIME AND IT WASN’T THE PLACE AND HERE NOW IT’S THE POLARIS 2019 AND IT IS THE TIME AND IT IS THE PLACE. AND I’M SO, SO, SO GRATEFUL. I WANT TO SAY THAT I FEEL I AM AMONGST GREATNESS. I’M AMONGST GREATNESS THIS THIS ROOM AND FOR MY ALBUM TO BE UP AGAINST NINE OTHER INCREDIBLE ALBUMS, THE TOP 10 ALBUMS IN CANADA, I’M SO GRATEFUL. I’M SO GRATEFUL. [Applause] AND ALL OF THE OTHER ALBUMS, I LISTEN TO ALL OF THE OTHER ALBUMS AND THEY’RE ALL — ALL INCREDIBLE. THAT’S WHY I DIDN’T WRITE A SPEECH BECAUSE I HAD NO IDEA BECAUSE — ALL OF THE ALBUMS ARE SO GREAT. BUT I’M SO GLAD THAT “13th FLOOR” HAS ITS MOMENT TO SHINE RIGHT NOW. [Applause] I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MY MANAGEMENT TEAM, AND CHRISTINA, MY MOTHER. [Applause] AND I WANT TO A SHOUTOUT TO MY BAND THAT PLAYED WITH ME. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAVE EVER PLAYED WITH A LIVE BAND WITH MY OWN RECORD. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME. SHOUT OUT TO ANTHONY AND DANIEL ON THE DRUMS AND BEN ON THE GUITAR AND MY SISTER FOR SINGING WITH ME AND DANCING WITH ME AND DOING MY MAKEUP. AND MY SISTER ALICIA ON KENNEL. AND ANDREW, MY TOUR MANAGERS AND PRODUCER, I CAN’T — TROY AND JOSH AND JUST EVERYBODY. MY WHOLE FAMILY. MY WHOLE FAMILY IS HERE AND EVERYBODY IN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY IS HERE. AND I’M RAMBLING AND I’M TALKING A LOT, I KNOW. I KNOW SO I’LL GET OFF THE STAGE BUT I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE AND I WANT TO DROP ALL OF THE NAMES AND I CAN’T THINK OF THEM ALL NOW. BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH. [Cheers and Applause] THANK YOU. [Applause]>>Raina: CONGRATULATIONS, HAVIAH MIGHTY. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING. REMEMBER, VOTE FOR THE POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE AND AT POLARISHERITAGEPRIZE.CA AND YOU CAN SHARE SOON AT CBCMUSIC.CA. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT, EVERYBODY. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. [Applause] THAT WAS WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪

4 thoughts on “Stream the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala

  • September 17, 2019 at 2:53 am
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    @Mr. Salesman i think i shall use soundhound. B-)

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  • September 17, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    @Dark Tapes my problems are over.
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  • September 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    best band in canada @1:20:00

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  • September 17, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    FET.NAT 4eva. <3

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