Rebecca Lappa takes a bareback ride into history with her defiantly provocative new single Lady Godiva — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
“The song was inspired by the historical figure Lady Godiva, and the concept of doing things that you are passionate about,” the Edmonton singer-songwriter says in a press release. “Not letting other people’s judgment stand in your way.”
Taken from Lappa’s upcoming EP Taking Flight, the bold indie-rock ode to female empowerment was co-written in a Toronto Socan Song Camp session with Guillermo Subauste and recorded with southern Alberta folk-rock poster boy Leeroy Stagger at Rebeltone Ranch Studios.
Taking Flight highlights Lappa’s moody folk roots and mixes them with undertones of desert rock and high-energy indie pop. These songs pull out the passionate experiences of what it means to be human with themes of love and escapism — but stories remain at the forefront of this musical experience. And as always, her compositions crackle with passion, beautiful melodies and clever lyrics sung in an edgy vocal style all her own.
Lappa’s fearless fusion of influences has her cresting the wave of Canada’s best contemporary singer-songwriters. She has toured Canada and entranced audiences at Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Calgary Folkfest, Canmore Folkfest and Ottawa Blues Festival. She’s opened for Crash Test Dummies, Jenn Grant, Digging Roots, Reignwolf, Basia Bulat, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mike Plume and Leeroy Stagger. She has taken home Canadian Folk Music Awards and multiple Edmonton Music Awards, charted nationally on campus radio and was a top-five regional finalist in Searchlight 2018. With her powerful vocals and honest stories, Lappa is an emerging Canadian talent who is clearly one to watch.