If you told me in January that a rap metal record would win the 2020 Polaris Music Prize I’d have fallen onto a fainting couch in a swoon.
And yet here we are, Backxwash’s God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It album has indeed won this year’s Polaris and it’s entirely deserved.
We didn’t get to celebrate Backxwash’s victory at the traditional gala this year. Instead, the 10 Short List nominees were honoured with a series of commissioned short films.
It turns out making 10 short films in four months is a ridiculously bonkers thing to do. But we did it. And they turned out.