Rebecca Lappa “Deep Water”
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Rebecca Lappa “Deep Water”




‘It’s fascinating when someone with a folk background finds her Debbie Harry/Liz Phair groove’ – Beats Per Minute

‘Rebecca Lappa is a beautiful vocalist and has strong power-pop production resources. She puts them to fabulous use throughout Tales of a Taurus and the results shine beautifully.’ – Atwood Magazine

‘Excellent musicianship and enjoyable lyrics’ – Music-News

Following the release of last year’s Tales of a Taurus EP, Rebecca Lappa unleashes her first single of 2024, the dramatic new track ‘Deep Water’, out now.

With a steady string of releases behind her, Edmonton, Alberta’s Rebecca Lappa tried something new for 2023’s Tale of a Taurus EP and dabbled with an indie-pop sound, something different from her previous folky output. Having found success with this direction, the acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter continues in the same thread with new single ‘Deep Water’ – this is Rebecca’s story of a toxic relationship, using her pop sensibilities to build to a climactic chorus. Sadly, the situation is one that’s all too familiar in society, yet the compelling vocalist uses her musical power to write a song that soars and within that, encourages others to find their voice as well.

Rebecca Lappa: ‘Deep Water is about my “MeToo” experience with an abusive partner. The water is a metaphor for the feeling of drowning that comes with abuse. This story is about finding the strength and courage to escape and leave.’

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.

Last year saw Rebecca release her Tales of a Taurus EP, marking a stylistic change in direction for her music as she leaned into indie-pop territory in tracks such as the dreamy ‘Forecast’ and the warm sounds yet icy imagery of ‘Blue Lips’, gaining support from the likes of Atwood Magazine, Music-News, and Beats Per Minute. Upon its release, she made her debut UK appearances, which included her very first British show at The Strongroom in London and a set at The Great Escape, the latter earning praise from The Line of Best Fit for ‘packing punch after punch’.

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