There’s only one “O Canada.” But a big event like Canada 150 demands another kind of national anthem, a unifying jam that will get you in the mood to celebrate.
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“Eh Canada,” from the all female Canadiana folk trio Trent Severn is that jam — and the only (unofficial!) anthem you’ll need to ring in this country’s sesquicentennial.
Penned by badass performers Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning and Lindsay Schindler, “Eh Canada” is a catchy stomper, tipping its cap to this country’s natural beauty, Anne Murray’s snowbirds and the Trans-Canada highway. It doesn’t get more Canadian than rhyming “Rocket Richard” with “partying hard.”
But the upbeat tune also acknowledges that Canada is a work-in-progress, and that there is still so much work to do. “We have grown, we have changed/We’re working on the wrongs we’ve made.”
Eh Canada to you and yours.
Trent Severn’s new record, Portage, is out June 30.