Hear Margaret Atwood sing with The Sadies
Margaret Atwood’s singing cameo may have been cut from TIFF opening film Score: A Hockey Musical, but she showed the producers what they’re missing by singing on Q yesterday. She performed a song from her unconventional Year of the Floor book tour (billed as “a literary performance with music”), with Canadian indie rock band The Sadies backing her up. The tune—called “The Water-Shrew That Rends Its Prey”—is all Southern saloon-style twang, and Peggy nails it. She’s tone-deaf, sure, but no one can deny that she’s got swagger; we especially like the way she repeatedly chants “Constant threat” like she’s going to eat us, and concludes with a menacing growl (to be fair, the song is about predators). Have a listen here.
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