Polaris Music Prize winners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq teamed up awhile ago to create the song “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” together.
The pair talked about the song as well as a number of other issues in episode five of the Polaris Podcast, which I had a hand in helping put together.
The song was recorded in fall 2016 at Orange Lounge in Toronto with producer Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’naan, Drake). It was mixed by Howie Beck (Feist, Hannah Georgas, Jason Collett).
The song was inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973 and was the subject of the 1979 film, Spirit Of The Wind.
To listen click on the player below.