AAngela Amarualik His poignant new single moves between Nunavut and the metropolitan metropolis of Montreal. Stranger of My Kind — showing today the tinnitus.
The latest track from the award-winning, chart-topping Inuk vocalist, songwriter, vocalist and educator’s newly released sophomore album Uvanik ᐅᕙᓐᓂᒃ, Stranger of My Kind A beautiful blend of worlds brought together by Amrulik’s sweet, soulful vocals, blending Inuktitut and English songs, Inuit melodies and pop instrumentation and production. Inspired by early 2000s pop and some of the artists Amrulik listened to growing up, e.g. Beatrice Deer And Hilary DuffThe song reflects on his experience of leaving his childhood home in Iglulik, Nunavut, to move to the big city of Montreal and missing home.
Stranger of My Kind One of the many songs of 2019 Tribal Music Award Winner’s album that explores identity, loneliness, uncertainty, and ultimately, leaving home to hope for what lies ahead. Directed by international hit-making producer and songwriter Chris Burkett (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie), Amrulik’s sophomore release is set to build on the success of his 2018 self-titled debut, which catapulted him to the top Tribal music countdown And his ana Best Inuit, Aboriginal Language or Francophone Album Respect and other three Tribal Music Award Nominations, incl Best New Artist.
With production delayed by the onset of our global pandemic, Amrulik’s new album came together very collaboratively, largely during an artist retreat and workshop hosted by his label. Hitmakerz in Ottawa in 2021. Amrulik was one of the six artistes invited to participate in the songwriting and production workshop led by the label head. Thor Simonsenwith Joey Nowyuk, Jacob Okatisak, Brenda Montana, Ocelyn And Shauna Seetenak. It was here that he connected and worked with his producer Birkett and collaborated with Ottawa artists such as Ash Ravens.
Executive produced by Simonsen, Uvanik ᐅᕙᓐᓂᒃ is also supported by Canada Council for the Arts And Government of Nunavut. The support and mentorship Amrulik has received throughout her blossoming career has made the rising star committed to helping fellow Inuit artists develop. Since releasing in 2018 and touring behind her debut album, Amrulik has also taught Inuit youth music workshops, primarily through the mentorship of the acclaimed Inuk artist. Kelly Fraserwho sadly passed away in 2019.
Growing up in a community with many social problems, Amrulik worked hard to overcome extreme shyness, stay positive, improve his circumstances and eventually lead by example. Through her own deep love of music and Inuit culture and the help of mentors, Amrulik has become a bold, strong and independent artist with much to share with the world.
Check out Stranger of My Kind Above, listen Uvanik ᐅᕙᓐᓂᒃ Below, and find Angela Amarulic At his website And Facebook.