Artist: Amanda Rheaume
Hometown: lives in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg territory
Song: The Spaces in Between
Release Date: January 20, 2022
Label: Ishkōdé Records
In Their Words: “The spaces in between is where almost everything happens. The growth of all things takes place in the ‘in-between’ and through the journey we take from our centre, to the edge and back again. I hope this song encourages people to question the rigid thinking, or the binaries they may be subscribed to — gender, sexuality, identity. To reference one of the lines in the song, ‘My garden is more than a single flower, learning how to grow alone in the ground.’ We need all types of people, with all types of gifts, to have the fullest and strongest garden, without all of our voices the circle actually suffers. As a queer Métis woman I personally make my home in the spaces in between, the beautiful spaces in between.
“The music video for this song was shot in and around Tkaronto and the shores of Lake Ontario. Director Rich Misener and I wanted to give a sense of searching and looking for something for someone. That feeling of your surroundings caving in on you and the journey of self into a more open, expansive and self accepting place.” — Amanda Rheaume
Photo Credit: Jen Squires