Kaia Kater explained the meaning of this Nine Pin track to Uncut:
"It was specifically written to reflect what I felt as a person of color in America. I wanted to make a statement about Black Lives Matter and the horrors and injustices that black people face every day. Racism is not only a state of mind, but a base system through which America operates. It's the prison - industry complex, forced ghettoization, the repealing of the Voting Rights Act, the segregated school systems, the unchecked police brutality."
Nine Pin won the 2016 Pushing the Boundaries prize at The Canadian Folk Music Awards. The honor recognizes a music act that takes creative risks by creating music with folk roots that is innovative, original and imaginative.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
It has long been speculated that the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" came from the name of a sculpture in Seattle, but according to their frontman Chris Cornell the title came from a phrase he misheard on the news. The band's name did come from a sculpture.