Canadian pop star Begonia – a Juno and Polaris Award nominee – sits down for a candid chat with Headliner about her musical influences, her new album Powder Blue, and the inspiration behind new single, Married By Elvis.
When did you first discover that music was your calling?
I basically started off singing in church when I was a kid. When I was 16, I was mentored by a local worship leader who took me and a few other teenagers around to sing in different churches. When I was 18 I started playing in bars, but at the time I was also working as a summer camp counsellor at a centre for adults and kids with disabilities. While I was there I was playing in bars until three in the morning, and then waking up to go work with the kids; I felt like I couldn’t do both and had to choose one. So when I was 19, I told my parents that I’m doing music full time.