Everyone has a band or two they are just waiting to have break into the mainstream… mainly so you can mention them to your friends without being met with confused faces at every turn. Maybe you stumbled upon them while being sucked down a YouTube wormhole, or through a random combination of 8-track keywords. For me, that band is MisterWives.
MisterWives (yes, an intentional gender-flip on Sister Wives), has been around since 2012, but have recently started gaining a name for themselves as a result of serious press. They’re the artists behind the theme for MTV’s Finding Carterand released their debut album a few months ago.
My favourite song of theirs is still Reflections, about moving on from a past relationship, but with the typical sap and mush swapped for a great beat, a bit of funk and some incredible vocals. Check out their live performance below from their #JAMINTHEVAN performance.
Full disclosure: While lead singer Mandy Lee is an incredible, unique vocalist, I at times have no idea what she is saying. I listened to Reflections a good seven to eight times before eventually caving and reading the lyrics. The good news: Once you’ve heard the lyrics, things will become clear and they’ll be stuck in your head. The bad news: Until then, it’s kind of gobbledygook.
Hi everyone! My name is Tristan Gerrie and I’m a graduate student at the University of Toronto. After completing my undergraduate degree in Family and Community Social Services at the University of Guelph-Humber, I began my Master’s of Social Work at U of T in September 2013.
When I’m not stuck with my nose in a textbook or pouring over journal articles, there are few things I would rather be doing then binge-watching a TV show with a student-budget friendly drink in my hand. However, I can be coaxed out of the house to explore different events around the city or check out a new restaurant with some friends. I have an interest in politics, a passion for food (mainly in eating it) and a love for enjoying a good book from my ever-growing “To Read” pile.
Like many of the other contributors to A Quarter Young, my “professional life” is centred around communication, however not in the same way as many people experience it (full disclosure; this is my first step into the world of blogs). As a social worker, much of my communication is more “therapeutic” in nature, often involving counseling or group facilitation, and if I get to do any writing during my day, it’s likely a case note, a grant proposal or a form from the perpetual stack of paperwork that follows me like a shadow.
They say that variety adds spice to life, and that’s the main reason I’m looking forward to being involved with A Quarter Young. I can’t wait to “let my hair down” and write about new things, share my experiences and be along for the ride with so many wonderful contributors.
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