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New Single: “Lolita” – Rebecca Lappa

Having recently returned with “Blue Lips”, Canadian singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa has just released a second single from her upcoming EP, Tales of a Taurus, which will be out on May 12th. “Lolita” is another slice of exquisite indie-pop and loosely takes its inspiration from the 1955 novel of the same name by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov. Co-written by Rebecca and her producer Louise Burns, the track follows the unnerving path the story takes, one of lust and desire in a sinister situation and gradually builds with unease as the craving for control intensifies…

The song touches on the two main characters in the book alluding to the forbidden nature of the relationship between an older man and a much younger woman and the frenetic dynamic between the two. The muted guitars fill the track with urgency and the heartbeat of the kick drum lends commentary on the perceived sexuality and innocence of young women as interpreted by male audiences, while the careful layering of synth and harmonies leads to an anthemic chorus.

Rebecca Lappa

Born in San Francisco but raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Rebecca has been singing since childhood and plays multiple instruments. After watching Taylor Swift open for Brad Paisley, she decided “That’s like me. I want to do that.” Rebecca subsequently went on to be nominated five times for the Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning young Performer of the Year in 2015. In 2019, Rebecca was nominated for three titles at the Edmonton Music Awards, taking home the win for Singer-Songwriter Recording of the Year. Among her previous releases are 2016’s Reckless Heart, 2017’s Spirit EP and 2019’s Unfiltered EP. Rebecca began 2023 with a new single, ‘Blue Lips’, which received praise from the likes of Atwood Magazine, Beats Per Minute and Lock Magazine and many more marking the start of a new chapter in the singer-songwriter’s journey.

You can find out more about Rebecca by visiting her website and follow her on Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news.

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