The new version of The National is like cable news, Japanese news, and internet news at the same time.
The most historically immersive element is the worldview conveyed by all of the actors, a kind of staid, quietly hopeful pragmatism that truly brings the Depression-era setting to life.
“My position as an artist is to be a free human being—and to freely state the realities and the conditions of Aboriginal people.” – Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
This EP as a whole is a lyrical dark hole, with Joji not having much of anything to say throughout most of the tracks.
Introduce Yerself is more than Downie giving a thank-you note for his fans: It is a celebration of his life and what he did for Canada.
“I think that all the characters throughout the play find places to have a lot of joy, even though it’s set in this Depression era.” – Emily Thorne, who plays Norma Henshaw