will be Stars” is the new work of Inuk singer, composer and filmmaker
Elisapie Isaac. This, her first solo recording, is the much anticipated
follow up to the internationally acclaimed, award winning duo Taima which
she co-founded with guitarist / composer Alain Auger in 2001.
will be Stars” is not so much an album as a seduction from somewhere
distant, somewhere other worldly. Sometimes full of joy, sometimes lined
with melancholy, at times pop, at times folk, at times sung poems from
the North - is it Polar pop? Arctic Electric? New cool?
Isaac was born of an Inuk mother and a Newfoundland father. She was
adopted at birth by an Inuit family and was raised in the isolated
community Salluit, Nunavik - the Great North.
Elisapie, the North is not at the top of the world, it’s at the center of
her world. “My grandfather used to say that to avoid getting lost”, Isaac
says, “you always have to look where you've come from.” “There Will be
Stars” is a record that looks to where this artist has come from… here
been said that the great singers are first and foremost great
communicators. Elisapie Isaac’s life’s work has been communicating, first
on radio, then on TV and then on film with her award winning National
Film Board documentary “If the Weather Permits”.
continues that tradition with “There Will be Stars”. A few listens in and
you will start to realize that Isaac has a deep respect for both the
profound and the party.
Will Be Stars… the new record by Elisapie Isaac… a constellation of music
from our universe.