Toronto pagan-punk-poet Nyssa has put her hands into the lion’s mouth, gathering her performing and songwriting powers to conjure the unruly energy of rock n’ roll. Out from under fear’s thumb, Nyssa now sings about wild things, old gods, romance-beyond-borders, and the exorcism of trauma. She has quested, and she has returned. Nyssa was once again nominated for the Polaris Music Prize long list with her sophomore album, Shake Me Where I’m Foolish, released on Six Shooter Records on February 1, 2024.