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Listen to Walk Off the Earth cover Arcade Fire's 'Wake Up'
Grant Lawrence


March 30, 2017



Walk Off the Earth is the first group to accept our CanadaSound challenge!

In celebration of Canada marking 150 years since Confederation, we're asking Canadians in every corner of this country to submit their favourite Canadian sounds via video, audio or text, and tell us the story behind that sound.

Renowned Canadian artists like Walk Off the Earth and many more will use your favourite sounds to create songs.

The Burlington, Ont., band is well known for its covers. For the CanadaSound project, the group has added an extra twist, taking on the indie anthem "Wake Up" by Montreal's Arcade Fire, a band often cited for creating a now world-famous Canadian sound of its own.

As you'll hear, Walk Off the Earth took our CanadaSound challenge seriously, stuffing its beautiful take on "Wake Up" with all sorts of unique sounds that remind us of Canada. Some have even been worked into the rhythm of the song.

Listen closely. How many Canadian sounds can you pick out? Can you name them all?

How many Canadian sounds can you hear in Walk Off The Earth's cover of "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire?
Listen to Walk Off The Earth cover Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" for CanadaSound

Our first artist has added your submitted sounds into a song... and what a song!


More to explore:

Submit your favourite Canadian sound.

Learn more about CanadaSound.