Final Fantasy Takes the Polaris Music Prize
Published Jan 17, 2007Final Fantasys Owen Pallett was awarded the inaugural Polaris Music Prize for his second album, He Poos Clouds on September 18. The one-man avant-orchestra sealed the deal with a two-song performance that brought the house down. Regarding his victory, Pallett said, "I always feel like Canadian critics, especially, have for a long time, been hesitant to get behind something and say, Hey this is really great. Its just part of the Canadian mentality. I think the best thing about the Polaris prize is its maybe going to set a precedent for people to actually get behind our artists. The musician said hell use the $20,000 award to pay off his boyfriends student loan and help fund more records for the Blocks Recording Club label.