Yellowknife’s Digawolf shares the first single, “The Broken Returns” from his forthcoming album set for release later this fall. “The Broken Returns” follows his 2019 LP Yellowstone which earned him a JUNO 2020 nomination for Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year. “The Broken Returns” is available now on all music services.
Speaking on “The Broken Returns” Diga explains, “This is a poem that I wrote a while ago, I forgot about it until we were under quarantine. It’s about where we are now, and how to move forward. When I was pairing the poetry with instrumentals, it came out a little longer than I expected. But, during these crazy times, people have time to listen to long songs, so we went with it! I just let myself keep going!… and I’m still going…. the rest of the album will also have a few epochs. *laughs*”
Like most musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, Diga has been locked away in his studio with his computer and guitar, devoid of a live audience. Stemming from this period of isolation is a unique album that stretches song into ballad and guitar riff into an instrumental exploration. As soon as he was able, he brought the band together, to start recording this Covidian epoch. Diga invites you on a journey through Canada’s North with his poetic prose and distinctive growling voice. This album is an anthem for the North.