To love a Canadian musician is to, at times, walk a fine line. There’s the spine-tingling thrill that comes with discovering an exciting and underrated new talent—someone who feels like they belong wholly to you. Then comes that exhilarating rush when you get to tell a friend, made all the better when they end up loving your discovery as much as you do. But as you watch the artist grow and continue to put out stellar work, the frustration settles in. Why aren’t they getting wider recognition? That’s why we’re rallying behind our Canadian performers—the unbelievably talented multi-hyphenates making waves in the industry. While the following artists represent just a small portion of our effervescent music scene, their star potential is undeniable, and it’s only a matter of time before others catch on. Take notice now because soon you’ll be able to say “I knew about them way back when.”