Tanyss Nixi Champion Of Lost Causes

Tanyss Nixi Champion Of Lost Causes
Tanyss Nixi may have been born and raised in a quaint Alberta town but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t exposed to the corporate blemishes that often dot the prairie landscape. From smokestacks to diesel trucks, fake tans to apathetic souls, Nixi’s latest album, Champion Of Lost Causes, doesn’t let anything escape criticism. "Refinery Row” embodies the entire record’s premise, her lyrics constantly flashing before us those everyday images of cable television and things we really don’t need. "Showboat 2 Nowhere” dishes out the same sort of organic perspective, reminding us that even though we claim that we are individuals, we’re all part of a larger picture. But just as Nixi scrunches up her nose at those who fail to live in the moment, her beautiful voice and folk melodies remind us that changing the world really isn’t a lost cause. (Independent)