Toronto’s grandson has officially won the 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for “Blood//Water,”
The $10,000 prize, which celebrates Canadian songwriting talent, goes to the track’s songwriters, Jordan Benjamin, Chester Krupa Carbone, and Kevin Hissink. In addition to the cash, grandson is also set to be awarded a Yamaha PSR-S970 keyboard and $500 to Long & McQuade. The winning track, “Blood//Water,’ beat out other nominees like Dilly Dally, MorMor, and Clairmont The Second.
“It is a great honour to receive this recognition as a Canadian songwriter,” Benjamin explained in a statement. “‘Blood//Water’ was written from a place of frustration and disillusionment, an expression of the manifestations of karma that are waiting for those who continue to subvert justice and democracy in the name of a dollar. Those core themes are as relevant today as when the song was written. Thanks to Kevin and Krupa for bringing this song to life with me; it really does take a village. We will continue to make noise until the grandkids are heard.”