The Skinny: At the beginning of November 2015, we had to pleasure of speaking with renowned Canadian musician, Ian Fletcher Thornley. Soft-spoken and extremely genuine, Thornley spoke to us at length about his debut solo album, Secrets, which was released on October 30th via Anthem Records / Warner Music Canada. New music aside, we also chatted with Ian about music; namely how special it is and how it can have such a significant impact on both the fans and artists alike.

It’s common fact that music is not only supremely powerful, but can also elicit deep, emotional, physical and psychological responses. For thousands of years music has helped people to express their feelings, deal with loss, celebrate victories and so much more.

Urban Dictionary defines “rock heart” as “A person usually with a heart wired into the cosmos through musical vibrations, beyond time, beyond space, beyond death” and in our new series, Rock Heart, we ask musicians to share stories about how music, in any way, has impacted their lives, saved them or their fans, helped them out, etc.


Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.