It didn’t take a curly mop of hair or a couple of Juno nominations—one for best new artist and one for best adult alternative album—to notice Jeremy Fisher. All it took was a $60 homemade video called “Cigarette” and a pitch-perfect sound on the acoustic guitar.
Describe yourself in one word
You’re pretty vocal about politics. Is there anything you’d like to change about the system?
The system is changing; it seems to be moving away from our core socialist values that make Canada such an amazing place to live. I would like to see our leadership shift its priorities back to taking care of each and every person in the country—great health care, education, and housing. Sometimes it feels like they don’t know who they are supposed to be working for and it’s important that we remind them every chance we get.
What song on your latest album hits home the most?
“Left Behind” because it conveys the sentiment that it’s hard to stay connected to friends and loved ones. I’m on the road a lot.
I heard you collect bicycles.
I only have three, but they have different purposes. One can go fast, one can haul heavy stuff and one looks cool and only goes slow which is good if you want to take yourself less seriously.
You took a grass-roots tour on your bicycle. What did you take from the experience?
The journey is more important than the destination, but the destination is pretty good if it comes with a hot shower.
Do you have a favourite place to play or write music?
Stairwells, churches and museums (if you don’t get kicked out) are nice because they resonate so much. Anywhere with high ceilings.