What: Folk, Pop
Where: Toronto, ON
Inspired at an early age by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell, Ben Kunder is a talented songwriter who shows remarkable growth on his second full-length album, Better Human. Released this past summer, the album features collaborations with renowned musicians, including bassist Anna Ruddick (Randy Bachman), Arkells drummer Tim Oxford and keyboardist Anthony Carone, Wintersleep drummer Loel Campbell, and violinist Drew Jurecka. From the optimistic overtones dominating the album’s title track through first single “Fight for Time” and the uplifting ballad “I Will Be Your Arms,” Kunder’s confidence and penchant for melody capably demonstrate why he will be a name to watch in the coming months and years.