Montreal artist BEYRIES (pronounced Bay-Riss) released her debut record Landing this year. In its first week, Landing quickly achieved top ten album sales in Canada.

The 37-year-old singer and pianist put life on pause after two diagnoses with breast cancer turned her life upside down. Once in remission, music was the only thing that made sense and eventually led to the powerful and inspiring collection of songs that is Landing.

She’ll be performing at the Lolë White Tour, an outdoor sunset yoga event at Exhibition Place inside the Princes’ Gates on Thursday July 27th.

SDTC: What should we be paying more attention to?

B: Love.

What was the last Netflix series you binged on?


One new thing you learned this year?

Singing in front of people.

What childhood memory brings a smile to your face?

My sister and I playing and laughing.

What book/song/lyric/etc is resonating with you right now?

“Kill Jay-Z” from the album 4:44.

Describe the funniest thing you’ve experienced in recent memory.

The new French-Canadian movie De Père en Flic with Canadian actresses Caroline Dhavernas and Karine Vanasse. It’s a hilarious movie!

Best advice you’ve been given?

Trust your gut.

What is the best part of being your current age?

Life experience.


What attitude/trait bothers you the most in other people?

The lack of gratefulness.

How have you changed in the last year?

I am more open and aligned with my desires and dreams. I’m more conscious of my vulnerability and am learning to embrace it.

Your biggest music industry pet peeve?

The fake side of it.

What trends are you loving right now?

A very wide capacity to communicate.

What do you love about Toronto?

Openness and diversity.