Photos by Liz Rosa
From The Artist : Upon creating my new song, “No Joke,” I contemplated the new age concept of polar opposites, and light vs. dark. During recording, I let the music take me to a proper state of mind and set the mood. I found myself in the mindframe of living in a world where we are constantly battling against the dark side of ourselves. There’s no rewind or reset button in this incarnation. It’s up to us to make our best life.
Hailing from Haida Gwaii, BC, Carsen Gray is no stranger to a life of art, music, and entertainment. In 2017 Carsen released her debut self titled album, which garnished her the “Best New Artist” Awards presented by SiriusXM, at the Indigenous Music Awards (IMA). Carsen also received 2 nominations “Best Pop Album” and Best Radio Single for “Supernatural” at the IMAs.
An unstoppable force Carsen has landed on prestigious stages, 2019 Carsen performed with the star-studded finale ensemble at the Indspire Indigenous Achievement Awards show with her partner Joey Stylez, featuring the chart-topping song “Victory Dance.” She performed on National Aboriginal Day for the Aboriginal Peoples Television network (APTN) Aboriginal Day Live in Vancouver, B.C then performed as a Featured Artist at JunoFest Vancouver the following year. With consistently increased streams, and growing followers on social media, her fans yearn for the relate-able lyrics, and upbeat songs that make you want to dance! Making Carsen Gray Canada’s newest artist to bring pop music infused with trap, Indigenous sounds and R&B/Soul.
Carsen’s new single “No Joke” highlights her soulful lyrics, captivating voice and energetic pop sound. The thought-provoking video showcases Carsen in a way that elevates the song.