Rebekah Higgs

Rebekah Higgs

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Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia the 24-year-old Higgs' self-titled disc presents a singer songwriter to watch. The Halifax-bred musician plays within the borders of folk-tinged yet she isn't afraid to infuse her work with experimentation, incorporating vocal loops and electronic flourishes.

Biography

Rebekah Higgs blazed the folk-electronic scene with a spectacular self-titled debut album. It would be easy to compare her to artists like Feist, but her voice (at once an "old soul" creak and a childlike breathiness) is purely her own. Using electronic flourishes and looping lyrics, Higgs builds complex but fragile songs.

"I've got so much to tell you," she declares early into the gorgeously simple, yet haunting, self-titled album-opener "Parables". Those six words are all you need to know about the debut from an artist who has come to making and performing music; incorporating qualities of old with characteristics of the new, creating a familiar yet wholly original sound.

Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia the 24-year-old Higgs' self-titled disc presents a singer songwriter to watch. The Halifax-bred musician plays within the borders of folk-tinged yet she isn't afraid to infuse her work with experimentation, incorporating vocal loops and electronic flourishes like her musical inspirations Bjork and Radiohead.

Recorded with Joydrop's Thomas Rider Payne over an intensely busy three weeks in Toronto, Rebekah Higgs is the tip of the iceberg of what this talented songwriter has in store for a long career ahead. Her material is steeped in melody, showcasing her often witty, perceptive tales, while the layered production provides a complexity that invites listeners to come back again for repeat listens. This is music to knit impossibly long scarves to.

Discography

Rebekah Higgs, self-titled debut, 2007, Outside Music