bigail Lapell is a Canadian folk noir singer-songwriter. Drawing from traditional folk, indie and punk rock influences, her music is at once fresh and familiar—intuitive melodies, sparse-plucked guitar and a voice like autumn smoke.
After years of performing and collaborating around Montreal and Toronto, Abigail released her first solo album, Great Survivor, in 2011. Recorded by Heather Kirby of Ohbijou, Great Survivor features talented collaborators like Jessica Moore, Lisa Bozikovic, James van Bolhuis, Aaron Lumley and Julia Collins. The album reached #4 on Canada’s !earshot Folk/Blues/Roots radio charts.
The mutli-instrumentalist has toured across North America, Europe and the U.K. and appeared at festivals like North By Northeast, Pop Montreal, Sappy Fest and Winterfolk.
Her sophomore record, produced and engineered by Chris Stringer at Toronto’s Union Sound, will be released in 2016.
“Lapell’s voice is of the earth, warm and wintry in its turn, but always evocative and full of emotion. Lapell leaves her heart out in view on Great Survivor.”
– Wildy Haskell, Wildy’s World
“Great Survivor is an emotional chamber, furnished with bare acoustics and anchors around Lapell’s confident, smoky vocals. It’s an impressionistic debut, one that feels like it comes from inside.”
– Aldin Taroy, BlogTO
“What a voice, and what a great sense for how to use it… Her music has an appeal that can cross generational divides.”
– Candace Shaw, Secretfrequencies.ca