Folk \ Pop
With the release of We Win Some We Lose, The Once have delivered a thoughtful and playful assembly of songs soaked with the poetic charm and sunny sadness of the trio’s collective disposition. CBC’s Jeff Reilly said We Win Some We Lose “leaves [him] in a perpetual state of wistful, anthemic longing. An innocence that nevertheless leaves [him] with the sense that we are flirting with tragedy.”The Once has earned two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of Departures (2014). The band has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA and MusicNL awards, was named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council and most recently were nominated for an International Song of the Year Award for their newest single, We Are Love. Well known for its haunting interpretations of traditional music, The Once has bloomed a sound that truly represents their up-springing inner artistry while their roots dig ever deeper into their idolized island of Newfoundland. Mingling musical shadings from Newfoundland and Irish traditional, folk roots, bluegrass, country, americana, chamber pop and modern indie rock, members Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale and Phil Churchill have invited a distinctly current sound to sit beside their classic vocal harmony and acoustically rich core.