SUDBURY -- Because the talent pool in northern Ontario is deep and vast, CTV News Northern Ontario reached out to several artists in the region asking if they would send us some songs to help lift people's spirits.

Matt James is an award-winning Indigenous artist from Mattagami First Nation, near Timmins, Ont.

He performed Shine Down for us from his kitchen; watch the video above for the full performance.

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