2024 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR | Nicholas Durocher & Connor Riddell | | The JUNO Awards

Nicholas Durocher

TALK lives to spread love, colour and positivity, brightening the lives of everyone he meets. He launched himself on a rocket with his debut single, “Run Away to Mars”, which has earned 175+ million streams, is certified multi-platinum, and reached #1 on Alternative Radio in Canada and on AAA in the United States.

He’s appeared on and earned praise from The Late Late Show with James Corden, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, Billboard, American Songwriter, and his music has been synched in a diverse range of spots — from Grey’s Anatomy to Blue Jays broadcasts, Playstation games and shows on Netflix, CBS and Paramount.

This year he’s performed across North America and Europe, both as a headliner and on festival bills at Lollapalooza (Chicago and Berlin), Calgary Stampede, FEQ, Boston Calling and more. He’s also toured as direct support to artists such as Shania Twain, Imagine Dragons, Young The Giant and Milky Chance.

TALK recently released his debut album, “Lord of the Flies & Birds & Bees”. Executive produced by Justin Tranter (credits include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Imagine Dragons), the album showcases TALK’s diverse talents across emotional ballads and anthems filled with love and passion.