JUNO Nominee Digawolf today shares the video for the title track of his latest LP High Arctic. Featured on NPR Music’s Top Ten Albums of the week, High Arctic follows Digawolf’s 2019 LP Yellowstone which earned him a JUNO 2020 nomination for Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year.

Speaking on the making of the video Diga says, “High Arctic” was originally released for Hockey Day in Canada when it was in Yellowknife last February. My daughter was chosen as one of the kids to receive hockey equipment and take part in the celebrations. It seemed like a great idea to connect the video and the song with an empowering message for young hockey players, particularly young women and girls in hockey. It was a lot of fun making the video, lots of laughs! I don’t want people to take it overly seriously, it’s meant to be fun!”

Watch/Share: Digawolf “High Arctic”

Like most musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, Diga has been locked away in his studio with his computer and guitar, devoid of a live audience. Stemming from this period of isolation is a unique album that stretches song into ballad and guitar riff into an instrumental exploration. As soon as he was able, he brought the band together, to start recording this Covidian epoch. Diga invites you on a journey through Canada’s North with his poetic prose and distinctive growling voice.

The album artwork also highlights Diga’s love of cartooning and features a character he created called Jimbo Bear, which regularly appears in local newspapers. Diga chose Jimbo Bear as the featured artwork for High Arctic – feeling that in times like these we all need a sense of humour.

Diga grew up in the remote community of Behchoko, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Behchoko is the capital of the Tlicho Nation. Diga continues to live, write, and produce music from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Fueled for his love of the North, his music is often infused with stories from his father’s life on the land, as well as his own experience being caught between two worlds. Diga works with his long time friend and drummer, David Dowe, as well as many other talented local musicians to create and develop the sounds of Digawolf.

High Arctic is Digawolf’s anthem for the North.


  1. High Arctic
  2. Ini Ko
  3. Let My Body Heal
  4. Running with Wolves
  5. Voices in My Head
  6. Cry Wolf
  7. The Broken Returns
  8. Cabin Fever
  9. The Hopeless Poet
  10. Alien Technology

"An artist you might not know but should" - NPR All Songs Considered


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