Category:Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Shawn Hook’s, Cosmonaut and the Girl, says a lot about the artist, his direction and the music. Blessed with a stratospheric vocal range, the pianist and guitarist from British Columbia shot for the stars on this recording, which features hit songs “So Close” and “Every Red Light.” Cosmonaut and the Girl, produced by Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado), is a constellation of electro-spiked pop, like meteors of Paul McCartney and Elton John hurling through space collecting particles of One Republic and Muse. Music from the album has been featured in Kiefer Sutherland’s TV show TOUCH, Canadian hit TV show – Degrassi, the Next Generation and HBO’s Shameless. Over the last year Shawn has toured with Emeli Sande, Lights, The Midway State and Down With Webster; and even performed on stage with Elton John at Fashion Cares 2012.