The frantic listening is now over and now all there is left to do is wait for the final verdict by this year's shortlist jury. I love being a part of the Polaris Jury group. So much fantastic music right at my fingertips, along with commentary from incredibly talented folks in the industry. Going into the 2021 season – one of my top priorities will be to create a system that reduces the frantic listening on the weeks leading up to the long/short list selections!

A tiny sampling of some of my favourites this year's nominees:

Backxwash's God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It

Pelada's Movimiento Para Cambio

Cindy Lee's What's Tonight to Eternity

Lido Pimienta's Miss Columbia

Obuxum's Rebirth