Swiftly replaced

Now that Taylor Swift has graduated to the ranks of Big and Powerful Media Presence, there’s an opening for a tuneful youngster, and I can see that opening being filled by Canadian singer Jadyn Rylee, who is, I think, just about twelve. She sounds like this:

This song resets several tropes in purely Canadian terms: Tofino Beach on Vancouver Island is one of the few places in the Great White North where palm trees will actually grow. and the Dempster Highway starts halfway up the Yukon Territory on the way to the Arctic Circle.

Then again, Taylor Swift wouldn’t have covered a Metallica song:

That’s Sina, whom we’ve mentioned before, on the drums; this track and two others by Jadyn appear on last fall’s Your Song Book compilation.


  1. jsallison »

    7 November 2018 · 7:59 pm

    Think she could give Jon Anderson a run for his money. I’d prefer young girls to sing stuff that is positive. Has she done Starship Trooper, or Siberian Khatru?

  2. CGHill »

    7 November 2018 · 9:02 pm

    Now you have me contemplating “State of Independence,” a Jon & Vangelis waxing once covered by, um, Chrissie Hynde.

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