"I am heavily lactose intolerant, but it’s all worth it because I love gravy and I love cheese," musician Poesy cheerfully admits over the phone.
Of course, the young artist is talking about poutine, her iconic Canadian dish of choice, before we segue into guilty pleasure snacks like salt and vinegar chips and Swedish Berries. We'll get back to that.
It's not often you hear a voice that can stop you in your tracks, but that is definitely the case with Poesy. If you were like us and heard her sing Radiohead's "Creep" for her initial audition on last week's episode of CTV's The Launch, you'd agree.
Captivating from the episode's start to finish, Poesy is the fourth artist who has found success through the new music competition series. Like the show's previous winners (Logan Staats, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine and The Static Shift), the 22-year-old alternative rock artist beat out several other finalists to have her first official single, "Soldier of Love" launched globally to plenty of initial success.
“After this unforgettable opportunity and my incredible experience on [the show], I realized that this is exactly where I need to be,” says Poesy. “I am excited to share my unconventional sound with the world, and I can’t wait to see where ‘Soldier of Love’ takes me. It was an honour to be mentored by industry legends like Fergie, Stephan Moccio, and Scott Borchetta.”
After growing up on the East Coast, the musician lived in London, Ontario where she was an English and creative writing major at Western University before recently relocating to Toronto. Here's where Poesy loves to eat and drink when she's spending time around her alma mater back in London.