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King’s graduate Ryan Hemsworth gets Juno nomination

King’s BJH graduate and Pokémon enthusiast Ryan Hemsworth has received a Juno nomination for best electronic album. Hemsworth grew up in Halifax and graduated from King’s in 2012.

On Feb. 4 King’s BJH graduate and Pokémon enthusiast Ryan Hemsworth won a Juno nomination for best electronic album.
His debut album, Guilt Trips, is up against A Tribe Called Red, Blue Hawaii, Graze, and Noah Pred.
Hemsworth grew up in Halifax and graduated from King’s in 2012.
While studying at King’s, he released 3 EP’s and a full length mixtape.
“I wasn’t expecting that kind of recognition,” said Hemsworth. “People seem to be enjoying the album but I didn’t think it would get any awards.”
Guilt Trips is laden with video game inspired synths and is punctuated with bassy hip hop drum patterns.
Hemsworth said his next project will likely be an EP, and it will have a more organic sound.
“I’ve been going back more and more to stuff I was listening in high school, which is more post rock and just kind of rock music,” he said. “I’ve been playing more guitar and sampling live drums on my music.”
Since attending King’s, he’s toured the US, Europe, and Australia, but still misses home.
“A lot of these tours I’ve been doing for the past few years have made me be on the road for six weeks at a time,” he said, “there’s not as much time to come back and see family and friends.”

By David J. Shuman

David is a second-year journalism student at King's, is engagement/news editor of The Watch, and a copy editor of The Pigeon. He writes on student politics, campus happenings, and school news. 

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