Polaris Prize-winning multi-instrumentalist and throat singer Tanya Tagaq will release a new LP next month titled Retribution. Its debut single, “Centre,” is a song about the interconnectivity of our universe, the way one life bleeds into the next, treating the womb as our world’s ultimate centerpiece. It’s an upbeat, impassioned song, and Tagaq’s decision to include Canadian rapper Shad on it makes her intent all the more blatant. The new accompanying video was created by the Calgary-based musician and artist Chad VanGaalen, and it’s a whimsical take on Shad’s verses. Per VanGaalen:
I was really just lead on by the intro Shad rap at the beginning into the abyss of cosmic pleasure realms. It was my mission to bring those words to life and not understate what they both were doing with the song. Truth be told, I would have enjoyed having a full year to work on it, but the world doesn’t wait for oil paint anymore.
That frenetic, impatient energy is so aptly reflected in the video below — check it out.
Retribution is out 10/21 via Six Shooter.