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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW CANADIAN ARTIST WRENÉ

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Art has always been an intrinsic thing that helps me make sense of being human, and all these intense emotions. Art is really the truest form of experience- and I tend to make more of abstractions than the things in front of me in society or the physical plane. 

Name us your favourite Albums.

My all time favourites are The Downward Spiral, and Vespertine. 

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

I feel very disconnected from the industry, and often times don’t feel apart of it. There are so many subsets of capitalist ideals that I associate with ‘industry’ that really has nothing to do with art. I can only speak for what my creativity brings me- which is very fulfilling! 

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

Being dehumanized isn’t a new thing. Women have been harassed since the dawn of time. My thoughts on what to do about it is to not tolerate any disrespect whatsoever. Take responsibility and don’t be afraid to defend yourself and to defend others – by doing so, you’re keeping peace for yourself and for the community.

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

Social media can be a very fruitful place, but it can also be a harsh wasteland- there’s so much being created and posted every day, and it challenges you to be more concise. If you want to grab people’s attention, your work has to be instantly compelling for others to catch on. If I could offer a tip to others- don’t self-promote for the sake of self promotion. It’s off putting and nobody cares. Do something bold and creative that authentically has value to you- then it will matter to others. 

What’s your thought on Spotify monopoly on the music industry?

I think they’re greedy and ripping us off, and none of the big players in this game are acting in their worth to make a change for artists to be compensated fairly for streams. 



Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?

I really love the lizard people conspiracy- and a lot of people would say that my views on the world are a conspiracy. I believe the most powerful and wealthy people that control everything are not human and not known to the public. 

Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

I’ve definitely had more than a few useless purchases! I spent too much money on some horrible dates, and made some bad investments out of gullibility- lessons learned. 

What was the worst experience on stage?

You know what? I think any bad experience on stage is an opportunity for entertainment. People love to watch chaos as it is- leave it be. I think the worst experiences for me personally would be when I’ve performed in rooms full of loud obnoxious drunks with no awareness of anything around them. You sort of just learn to be satisfied with being the background music in those moments! 

What was the recording process like?

The process of producing this was very solitary and quiet! I did this in the middle of the pandemic in my own company and on my own time. I did, however, record the vocals with Bernie Cisternas and he completed the mix and master. He’s a brilliant engineer and sound artist in Toronto. 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Nope! Once I get the feeling something is done, I commit to that urge. I never pander back and forth. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

If I could share anything with the world- it would be that there is space for everyone to thrive as their authentic selves. Abolish anything that stands in the way of peace and freedom.

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