Five Questions With Abby J Hall

Burlington, ON-based singer-songwriter Abby J Hall has released her new single, “Neighbour”, which was written by Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Darrelle London, while eating A&W on London’s back porch, gazing into the neighbouring backyards and imagining what kind of people lived there.

Check out “Neighbour” below and find out more about Abby via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hey!! I’m a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Burlington, I love deep convos and find joy in a perfectly ripe avocado.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Most of my songs are inspired by a deep feeling, idea, or concept and then I try to find a melody that fits the mood. The lyrics come more naturally afterward. Sometimes it’s the opposite where a lyric pops in my head and I’ll base a song off of it. I try to give room to let my songs come naturally instead of a forced process. I’m not aiming for a certain amount of songs to be written in a certain amount of time but am more satisfied when the feeling, lyric and melody seem to perfectly line up.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Currently, I do not have any live performances coming up but I would describe it as fun, personal, and with some thrown in awkward dance moves.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

oooooh I have a lot of new ones I’m working on but probably a song called “All I Wanted,” it’s coming out in Sept shhh

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Canada has some awesome talent! I’m a big fan of Ruth B, Lennon Stella, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, Alanis Morissette and Michael Buble (my first CD!). Honestly the list could go on for a while though!

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