Emily Steinwall’s Welcome to the Garden is the winner of the 2022 SOCAN Songwriting Prize.

Written and performed by Steinwall, the 10-minute psychedelic jazz-rock odyssey was declared the winner by a public vote.

Steinwall receives a $5,000 cash prize, a Yamaha Workstation, and a $500 gift card from Long & McQuade to support her creative process and songwriting journey.

“Congratulations to Emily Steinwall,” said Jennifer Brown, CEO of SOCAN. “Her talent as a songwriter is clear in Welcome to the Garden. It has an emotional depth rarely seen this early in a career.”

The song is the title track of Steinwall’s 2021 debut album.