With his compelling, sprawling vocal range and songs that strike a perfect balance of familiar yet sophisticated, Dylan Menzie is quickly becoming one of Prince Edward Island’s prime musical exports.

Hailing from Belle River, PEI, Menzie has drawn comparisons to treasured songwriters like Joel Plaskett and Ron Sexsmith, the latter of whom publically praised Menzie when the young artist opened for him; his highest-profile PEI performance to date. His recently released sophomore album, Adolescent Nature, followed his top-four placement in CBC’s 2016 Searchlight Competition.

The album’s lead single, “Kenya,” helped secured Menzie’s high standing in this nationwide contest, and spent eight weeks on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 countdown, including two weeks at number one.