Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon has released a brand new single, “Shout It Out”. The single is poised as a protest song for the modern age.
Working with collaborators Sarah DeCourcy (Kylie Minogue, Armin Van Buuren) and Corey LeRue (Neon Dreams, Port Cities) on the track, “Shout It Out” pulsates with arpegiatted echoing pianos, deep fuzzed-out bass, and a steady head-bopping drive.
“I think many of us who feel marginalized – women, people of colour, people in the queer community – are just so incredibly tired of what has been the status quo, and it’s come to a point for me where the initial reactions of wanting to be peaceful and non-confrontational are immediately followed by this overwhelming burst of energy and rage and refusal to sit still. That is accompanied by willingness not just to talk about, but a need to shout about it and to scream about it,” she says. “This rage is justified. And for me there’s a joy that comes from releasing and expressing those feelings, and that’s what I love about this song. It’s joyous and yet full of the confidence that comes with that kind of awakening.”
Check out the single below and keep up to date with Gabrielle via her socials.
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