Imagine winning a national songwriting award for your first-ever single. Montreal’s Anachnid doesn’t have to imagine.

Beating out nearly 200 applicants from across Canada, the multidisciplinary Oji-Cree artist recently took home the Indigenous Songwriter Award (and $10,000) at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards.

But don’t call it beginner’s luck. By bending genres, blending artforms and hitting the sweet spot between traditional and contemporary, Anachnid has a signature sound that will never go out of style.

In the latest DD Spotlight, see what she had to say about channeling her roots, the origin of her stage name and more.

B-roll footage courtesy of Musique Nomade.

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