Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida
One of Canada’s most influential cultural couples, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida have earned nearly every accolade their country can give them, including a joint appointment to the Order of Canada for their humanitarian efforts. But ask them what their greatest success has been and they’ll tell you it’s their 20-year marriage and three sons, a partnership they intimately explore in their new musical collaboration, Moon vs. Sun, and docufilm, I’m Going to Break Your Heart.
Kreviazuk made her critically acclaimed full-length debut album, Under These Rocks, in 1997. Since then the singer-songwriter has become one of Canada’s most accomplished artists, releasing five more studio albums, nominated for five Juno Awards, winning twice, and penning hit songs for global artists such as Drake, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, and many more. Maida has forged a dynamic career both as a solo artist and as the frontman for Our Lady Peace, a band that has sold more than seven million albums worldwide, earned two platinum albums in the US, and a plethora of Canadian awards.
The pair have co-written countless hits for artists such as Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and David Cook. However, it wasn’t until 2014 that they decided to embark on an entirely new creative path that would see them fully collaborate for the first time. As they seamlessly blended their musical identities, Kreviazuk and Maida dubbed the project Moon vs. Sun and slowly amassed a cache of songs that touch on the depth of their lives and partnership in a lyrical honesty rarely explored.
In 2019, they released their feature-length documentary I’m Going to Break Your Heart, which offered an intimate look at their relationship as they rediscovered their passion for one another and wrote their first album together. Part therapeutic process, part creative journey, the film captures the raw and wrenching journey these renowned singer-songwriters took to find their way back to each other.
Drawing on this experience, Kreviazuk and Maida have developed a powerful and intimate multimedia presentation to lead audiences through a journey of healing and reconnection, drawing on familiar themes of loneliness, family, and commitment. They share messages of bravery and courage, and empower audiences to speak their truths, continually challenge themselves to be better, and find peace at home.
Kreviazuk and Maida are also active humanitarians. In 2014, they received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, which recognizes outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada.