Her sound might be ethereal on instantly-recognizable tracks like Angel, I Will Remember Youand Building A Mystery, but Sarah McLachlan’s voice is booming when it comes to feminism and equality.
The multiple Grammy and Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter — who will host this year’s Juno Awards on March 17 — said “we cannot be complacent” when it comes to women’s rights and shifting societal attitudes.
She said she learned early in her career that she’d have to battle an “old-school male attitude” if she wanted to achieve success.
“You couldn’t put two women back-to-back on the radio,” she told The National‘s Andrew Chang during a sit-down interview in Toronto. “You certainly couldn’t have two women on the same bill if you were touring. It wasn’t even an unspoken rule. It was just kind of there.”