Rebecca Lappa – Five Questions With

Rebecca Lappa

Rebecca Lappa unveils first single, “Blue Lips,” from upcoming EP, Tales of a Taurus

Prolific Alberta-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa returns with her new indie-pop anthem, “Blue Lips.” She also announced her new EP Tales of a Taurus, which will be released on May 5th via Tonic Records/Fontana.

Making music since the age of 12 in her native home of Edmonton, Rebecca released six albums in quick succession between 2011 and 2016, winning over fans and critics alike and being nominated five times for the prestigious Canadian Folk Music Awards. Now Rebecca starts a new chapter, departing from the acoustic folk/rock that has distinguished her music so far and boldly leaning into a new pop sound with her new EP Tales of a Taurus. The first glimpse of it is provided with lead single “Blue Lips” – a captivating look into a ‘romantic with a hint of manic’ relationship, complete with an addictive chorus, understated guitars, and barely there synths.

“I wanted to write a song that used the Canadian winter landscape as a metaphor for a relationship,” says Rebecca. “This song is about loving someone who every time you are with them it feels like falling through the ice and getting hypothermia because they don’t return the same feelings you have. I was inspired to create a hypnotic up tempo track to go with my lyrics.”

Just signed to Tonic Records, Rebecca is excited to release her 6-song EP Tales of a Taurus, produced by acclaimed recording artist Louise Burns, on May 5th. This venture into indie pop reflects Rebecca’s growth as a writer and willingness to take sonic risks. In this new release, she takes the story 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 ahead. Born in San Francisco but Canadian to the core, Rebecca is bringing the message back to the music in 2023.

Watch the lyric video for “Blue Lips” below and learn more about Rebecca Lappa via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I am a singer-songwriter from Alberta who has been writing and performing since I was 12. My new music is taking a bold step into an indie-pop sound. I am a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who loves cats.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

The first single from my Tales of a Taurus EP is “Blue Lips.”

Taking you into a world of frozen hearts and blinding snow, “Blue Lips” is a uniquely Canadian story about a friends-with-benefits relationship, combining heartache and excitement together like fire and ice. The winter imagery throughout the song brings forward the harsh realities of a situation where one partner is hoping the relationship will turn into more than it is.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

My song inspirations come from my experiences, history, books, other artists, and dreams. To me, writing is a very personal experience.

Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like to tell us about?

I have a few gigs booked in Calgary this spring and some in Edmonton this summer.
I am excited to be showcasing at Canada Music Week in June.
Fans can check out my website for more information about my fall tour.

What’s your goal for 2023?

My goals for 2023 are:
To release several more singles and my EP Tales of a Taurus on May 5th.
To finish my internship at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
To take my accreditation exam to become a Music Therapist.

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