“Five Minutes With” Toronto electronic duo Once A Tree

Name: Once A Tree
Genre: Electro Dream Pop
# of Albums: 1 – Phoenix
Latest Release: May 28th 🙂 “Born For This” – http://smarturl.it/born4this

Latest Video: “Without You”


Once A Tree is an electronic music duo made up of Jayli Wolf and Hayden Wolf. With heartfelt lyrics forged from their personal experiences, the couple released their debut album ‘Phoenix’ in November of 2017. The two met while leaving the dooms day religion they were both raised in. Excommunicated by their community, they decided to use music as their voice. They fell in love and began writing folk music in a small valley town near the Canadian Rockies. When Jayli won a songwriting competition, the two were flown to toronto to shoot a music video. They arrived in the city with two suitcases and a guitar; looking for a fresh start and determined to pursue their dreams. After relocating to Toronto, Hayden was accepted into the remix project where he was able to hone his music production skills. The two began to evolve their sound, infusing mellow beats with dream pop melodies. Once A Tree was born.

Latest Single:

Born For This. May 28th

Favourite Restaurant:

Ubereats 😉

Favourite band as a teenager:

Conor Oberst, ACDC, Josh Ritter, The Eagles. We liked all the genres.

Favourite band now:

There are just so many talented artists now – it’s crazy. We listen to Princess Nokia, Keaton Henson, Joji.

Guilty Pleasure Song:

We have nothing to hide.

Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?


Once A Tree

Queen or College St?


Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?


EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Swiss Chalet or Roti?

Roti, all day every day.





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