Canadian Songwriting Challenge 2020 Voting
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We are excited to present the 15 submitted songs from this year’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge. Over the past week 15 songwriting teams from across BC have been working with industry mentors to write and record a demo that speaks to our songwriting theme of “Alone Together”. Please take a moment to listen to all of this year’s submissions before you cast your vote.
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“Feels Like November” was written while stuck inside on a rainy spring morning. Uncertainty, loneliness, hope for the future, and memories of being with friends and family connect us all. Most importantly, this song emphasizes the importance of caring for
We wanted to make a song that touched on the current global situation and idea of being Alone together, but also had a more timeless feel and ambiguous meanings that could be more universal years from now.
Our process for writing this song started with a little bit of back and forth between Dan and Naomi. We thought something in the vein of a country duet made sense, with two people singing but apart.
“Miss Those Days” is all about reminiscing about how life was before quarantine, how hard it is to be without your better half during these times, but mostly the memories that we share that keep us together.
The story of a couple’s experience being alone for a long time, much like the situation faced by many during this pandemic. The song speaks to the hardships and strain on a once strong relationship faces, and how they confront
The Vacays is a team that consists of the following three local and talented musicians: Nathan Chiu, Dacey Andrada, and Amelia Mann. After focusing on their individual musical careers, they are navigating their ways through the vibrant Vancouver music industry,
This is song is about being stuck inside with your partner, and not getting along. You still love the person you’re with, but at the same time can’t stand them, and you are torn between the two feelings.
This song was inspired by the current situation that we have all found ourselves in. We wanted to speak to our experience of realizing that sometimes, being taken out of your busy and habitual routine can be a good thing;
Rules and Regulations
- Voters may vote up to 5 times through the voting period, for their five favourite song submissions.
- Voting is open from 10:00AM (PDT) Monday, May 18th – 10:00PM (PDT) Friday, May 22nd, 2020.
- Any duplicate votes will be considered invalid and will not be counted.
- The voting component of the challenge will contribute to the overall score of the contestants. MusicBC and the Canadian Songwriter Challenge Mentors and Industry Jury reserve the right to select the five finalists based on the merits of their submitted song.