with Carly MacIsaac
Carly grew up in Regina and is now an actor/writer based in Toronto. Her first screenplay went into production in the spring of 2016 with Natalie Novak Films, and is set to release this year as a four part web-series. Easy V follows an impulsive and often reckless millennial (played by MacIsaac) who struggles with the transition and pressures of adulthood. Here are six songs she considers favourites. /Gregory Beatty
Tracy Chapman (1988)
This song was incredibly significant to me when I moved to Toronto after high school to pursue my dreams as an actor. I felt that “now or never” feeling to chase after what I truly desired. I get goosebumps every time I hear the chorus.
For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
Even though there’s a heaviness to this song, I feel there is also something hopeful within the darkness. The entire album is flawless to me, and I can always rely on Bon Iver to jolt my creative juices.
“Heart Don’t Stand A Chance”
Anderson Paak is so groovy! Listening to this album immediately lifts my mood. Soulful and confident, his music calms me down and hypes me up at the same time.
“Before I Ever Met You”
Her sound is so heavy and sultry. Her unapologetic honesty is bold and refreshing, and I really identify with the angst.
“Days Go By”
Be Here (2004)
What kind of Prairie girl would I be if I didn’t include a good ol’ country song? Anything Keith Urban just reminds me of summertime, riding around with the windows down and a group of girlfriends singing along.
“Life Is A Highway”
Mad Mad World (1991)
I wouldn’t describe myself as a die-hard Tom Cochrane fan but I do associate many childhood memories with this song. I used to sleep over at my grandmother’s house and we’d always bake with this cassette tape playing in the background. Whenever I hear this song it brings me back to my grandmother humming along in the kitchen as I watched her mix cake batter.