Sonya Lapensee
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Sonya Lapensee

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | INDIE

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | INDIE
Band Americana Country


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""Tinted Glass" received an Honorable Mention"

. - Songwriting of the year contest

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. - Sonya Lapensee


Album: A Little Closer 2007
Single: I Believe (radio air play)
Single: A Little Closer (radio air play)
EP: Brand New Me 2012



Canadian singer and songwriter, Sonya Lapensee, grew up with a strong passion for music. This small town girl from Hawkesbury, Ontario, made her entrance into the music scene at the early age of 12, and shortly after took the stage at numerous musical showcases and festivals. By the age of 16, she expanded her passion for music, and discovered an additional talent – songwriting. Inspired by her parents’ music collection (Young, Nelson, Williams, and Cash), Sonya was instinctively motivated to put a pen to paper and crafted heartfelt reflections about her life and surroundings.

Sonya’'s debut 11-song album “"A Little Closer"” was released in 2007 and comprised a collection of catchy songs about love, life, and meaning. Shortly after it’s release, her first single “"I Believe”" was airing on local and international radio stations. With rising popularity, "“I Believe"” was nominated for best single of the year at the Toronto Independent Music Awards in 2008.

Since the release of her first album, Sonya has attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music to refine and reshape her songwriting skills. With the experience gained from this opportunity, she has spent the last 4 years performing live and writing professionally for herself, as well as other rock, pop, folk, and country artists/bands. When asked about what sets her songs apart from others, Sonya replied, "“Every song tells a story. But it’s how you tell that story that makes a song unique. I craft songs so that they’re more than just stories. They take on a life of their own.”"

With a collection of new songs in hand, Sonya is all geared up for the release of her second music project “Brand New Me.” This country/rock EP captures Sonya’'s personal growth and maturity as a songwriter, and features stirring melodies of heartfelt lyrics. The projected release date for this EP is early 2012.