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Riit, from majestic Panniqtuq, Nunavut, is a new artist making space for herself in the electropop world with Inuktitut lyrics and deep rhythmic vocals layered over gemological synth cuts and sticky, staticky electronic textures.

Throughout her debut full-length album, produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and recorded in Iqaluit, Nunavut and Toronto, Riit sings about the clarity of forgiveness, the imprint of the past on the present, and personal disconnection. Riit also nods to Nunavut’s rich yet underappreciated legacy of songwriters, with covers of Inuktitut classics included on the record.

Riit is one of the faces of a Nunavut youth movement, a group of remarkable, driven and increasingly high-profile individuals. Her performance in London for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and a sold out show in Paris are highlights of her young career.

Now signed to Six Shooter Records, Riit will release her debut full-length album in 2019.

video: Qaumajuapik [Official Audio]
Qaumajuapik [Official Audio]
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