CARYS Singer: The Rising Star on TikTok, Workin’ Moms and Self-Love

Photography by Ryan Faist.

Here, rising stars at the JUNO Awards talk about self-acceptance, fighting the desire to gain outside recognition, and whether it was like going viral with “Princess Don’t Cry” on TikTok.

Aviva was working on projects such as Mongillo, aka CARYS, CBC’s Mothers of workin, long shot With Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, and Family Channel’s popular TV series Backstage, and working on his solo music career for many years, when in 2019, he overhauled his image as a musician and created a new stage identity Planned to make.

That plan was thwarted when Markham, Ont. The indigenous 2017 song “Princess Don’t Cry” suddenly went viral on Ticketock two years after its release. (Since then it has made up its mind to score more than 71 million points and peaked at # 2 on Count and Spotify’s Global Viral Chart.) This unexpected performance forced CARYS to embrace what it would call itself a Was trying to build character. .

Its latest installment at the Juno Awards Emerging A series of short-documentaries outlining 22-year-old Canadian talent, presented by the TD series For someone like me Musicians talk of relinquishing control, embracing their identity and not learning to gain external recognition. Here, CARYS dives into self-acceptance and Tickcock’s joy in his personal journey.

in Emerging Presented by TD Video, you talk about choosing between success and failure. How have you learned to get out of your own way?

Very slowly, haha. I think it is a process. I don’t think I’m 100% out of my way yet. With each new experience or opportunity I challenge myself to do the thing I love the most and I love it as much as I can. Sometimes my fear about the possible consequences keeps me from going for it in the moment, but I try to please myself every time I choose to push.

When you react to the sudden success of Ticktock around “Princess Don’t Cry”, how did your plan to recreate your identity go awry? How did you deal with lack of control?

When nothing goes to plan for me, I kind of get freaked out, even if it is something that was not at the time of my laundry as I said I was going to do my laundry Am So on this large scale, I was afraid to give up my plan. This is super insecure for me because I had no idea that I was trying to play a character until I wanted to leave the character, but this experience has taught me a lot about going and trusting the process . I was trying to write music for a character and now I’m constantly searching for the parts that I’m actually doing through music writing and I think it’s a lot more complete.

You talk about the feeling of sharing your work, it’s like opening your diary to the world. What do you recommend yourself to people?

I always ask myself, “When I’m old and gray and I’m looking back at the moment, what story do I want?” That I kept my fear from letting me go with what I wanted or what I had taken a leap of faith in? “And to me the answer is always obvious, but it’s never easy!

@ itsari.aleisePOV: You’re my younger brother and you’re scared for your first ball, but I’ve got your back ❤️ Don’t let the princesses cry – CARYS

When you hear “Princess Don’t Cry” on Tickcock, how do you feel – does the excitement ever end?

I feel like I get more excited as time goes by. In a generation where it takes just 15 seconds to move on to the next trend, I feel so grateful that so many people are still supporting and loving that song! I will never get sick from it.

What is your favorite thing about TikTok?

TikTok makes me feel lonely and makes me laugh a lot. I love seeing that people share their stories; It made me feel more confident to do so. I find myself feeling “other people too ?!” Thanks a lot “. And I love stealing TikTok’s dishes. I learned how to make fettuccine alfredo in quarantine and it was the quality of the restaurant.

How was it like being in the production of a big Hollywood movie long shot Like compared to a tv production Mothers of workinThe

I have always been a big Seth Rogen fan so the thought of being on set with him makes me scared and excited! Once I was there, it was super quiet and fun and I remember trying to be as prepared as possible 600 times to play my lines, obviously wanting to make a good impression. I worked my nerves all day and as I wrapped up, I had a “holy crap” moment where I was just a fan of myself.

Don’t seek external validation that you still have to work multiple times? If so, how do you deal with that urge?

Yes of course I think it is human nature to get recognition from other humans. I deal with giving it myself! I realized that I could be someone who needed verification and someone who could validate me right away.

Finally, what is your all time favorite karaoke song?

I don’t have an all-time favorite, but I almost always choose a direction song.

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