Montreal-based musician/performer Caila Thompson-Hannant came from the same fertile creative scene that gave birth to similarly minded artists such as Grimes, Majical Cloudz, and Sean Nicholas Savage.
Thompson-Hannant took part in various bands, playing with acts like Miracle Fortress, Shapes and Sizes, and Think About Life before going solo in 2011 under the Mozart's Sister moniker. Toiling over a few spare songs for many months resulted in her debut EP, 2013's Hello. The songs were fragmented synth pop with enormous electro beats and Thompson-Hannant's smooth vocals, borrowing at once from both '80s radio hits and her more experimentally minded contemporaries. The EP drew significant buzz, and Mozart's Sister signed with Asthmatic Kitty for the release of her 2014 debut full-length, Being. She moved to Arbutus Records for the follow-up, Field of Love. Released in 2017, it doubled down on off-kilter electropop. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi