Rebecca Lappa is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Canada. Not too long ago, she released a lovely music video for her brand-new single, titled, “Your One,” via Tonic Records/Fontana North. The video was filmed at an amazingly frozen area located in Abraham Lake, Alberta. Viewers get to see the striking visual of an icy landscape set against the swathe of understated synths.
Rebecca Lappa – “Your One” music video
“‘Your One’ is a love song written about holding up a mirror so that your partner can see what you truly mean to them. This song came together really fast with co-writer, Dana Blayone. During the production in the studio, we had fun adding brassy synths to the song to really capture the feeling of the chorus lyrics, ‘I don’t want to be your one in a million, I just want to be your one.’” – Rebecca Lappa explained
“Your One” is about trying to get somebody to see the version of themselves that you see and progress into a relationship with that person. The song sets the stage for Rebecca Lappa’s bold new indie-pop direction with its multitude of beautifully layered harmonies and captivating chorus. Furthermore, “Your One” is the opening track on Rebecca Lappa’s glimmering new six-track EP, entitled, “Tales of A Taurus.”
Rebecca Lappa – “Tales of A Taurus” EP
“‘Tales of a Taurus’ takes the concept of the wounded healer to new heights, sharing the pain and struggles of women in their 20s with the courage to find healing within and hope for the future. I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery and there are a number of songs on the EP about healing and change.” – Rebecca Lappa explained
Rebecca Lappa’s life is all about using music as a therapeutic tool. Last year, she completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy at Capilano University in BC. Soon, she will complete her internship at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. She expects to be certified by June.
With a strong sense of melody and the ability to write stick-in-your-head hooks, Rebecca is often compared to Maggie Rogers and Charlotte Cardin. Also, she demonstrates an insight beyond her years, noted on the metaphorical “Forecast,” about a relationship that’s falling apart, and “Underneath Me,” about missing someone that’s far away, her fiancé.
Rebecca Lappa – “Blue Lips” (Official Lyric Video)
“It’s the story of a friend who had been in a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship. I used the ice and snow imagery to show the lack of care from the one person and how the other is hoping it turns into something more, but deep down knows it’s not.” – Rebecca Lappa explained
‘Blue Lips,’ the introductory single, has an opening nod to ‘80s new wave Brit-pop, but is primarily the result of Rebecca’s desire to pen something as penetrating as her contemporary, Charlotte Cardin’s “Daddy.” The next two singles are more personal. “Lolita” looks at the perception of women in contemporary society.
“One thread through the music I put out has always been about stories that were important to me. That has carried through the different genres and music that I’ve experimented with over the years.” – Rebecca Lappa explained
Born in San Francisco but raised in Edmonton from three months old, Rebecca has been singing since childhood and plays piano, guitar, banjo, and a bit of ukulele. She wrote her first song at age nine, won awards at age 12, and started playing shows at 13. A competitive gymnast at the time too, it wasn’t until her parents took her to see then-rising star, Taylor Swift, open for Brad Paisley that she decided, “That’s like me. I want to do that.”
How she would get there was another story. “I was a Northern Alberta girl working and hustling in the industry, with no connections, for 10 years, trying to make it,” she muses.
“She (Louise Burns) was able to help me actualize, sonically, the stories that I was trying to tell and the vision I had for each song. She really listened to the influences that I wanted in the songs, especially Zella Day, Kasey Musgraves, Bishop Briggs, and Charlotte Cardin. We listened to those people’s music, and we pulled out the various synths and sounds that we thought resonated with the stories I wanted to tell. Hopefully, people will connect with them and my music will impact them.” – Rebecca Lappa explained
Among Rebecca’s indie releases were 2011’s “Not In Neverland,” 2015’s “Tattered Rose,” 2016’s “Reckless Heart,” 2017’s “Spirit” EP, and 2019’s “Unfiltered” EP. With new songs in the can, Rebecca’s manager linked her up with producer, Louise Burns, one-time bass player for the teen rock band, Lillix, and now a solo artist in her own right, whose album, “Young Mopes,” was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. She has a long history with 604 and works out of their recording studio, where Rebecca cut “Tales of a Taurus.”
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