Returns to Fredericton April 16, 2015
Steeped in a swampy, gothic underpinning, The Tempest of Old is big, orchestral, and defiant. Setting the mood with a bold and haunting piece that channels the sepia-soaked, cinematic drive of the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack, “Got You Well” is a striking album opener. Embracing the grandiosity of tones and textures, Gabrielle Papillon continues the beautifully dramatic disposition on tracks such as “Come and Gone,“ “Brother, Throw Down,“ and “Kentucky in the Dark.“
Recorded at Echo Lake in Halifax, NS with multiple award-winning producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, In-Flight Safety), the album marks a growth from the simplicity and gentle quality of Papillon’s previous work. On The Tempest of Old, her ear for compelling hooks and her lyrical craftmanship remain steadfast, blended this time with sonic landscapes that revel in visceral storytelling. The album masterfully captures Papillon’s outstanding live performances, gleaming with her charm and personality.
The Tempest of Old also features a host of musicians who are no strangers to the Canadian music scene. Jenn Grant, Sean MacGillivray (Classified, Jenn Grant), Michael Belyea (Jenn Grant, Snailhouse, Paper Beat Scissors), Catriona Sturton (Plumtree, Al Tuck), Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!, Jenn Grant) and producer Daniel Ledwell (Kathleen Edwards, The Weakerthans, In Flight Safety), all contributed to the record.
Gabrielle Papillon | Wilser’s Room | April 16, 2015 | 8:00pm | Buy Tickets
Praise for Gabrielle Papillon:
“One of the finest new songwriters in Canada.” – Tom Power, CBC Radio 2’s Deep Roots
“Papillon is one of the most interesting writers and singers to come along of late. She’s a wordsmith alright, nothing too verbose, but able to string unexpected words and phrases, and look at a scene from a completely different view from the norm.”- Bob Mersereau, CBC Fredericton
“Papillon’s voice is a major key haunt, a moment to bask in sadness, then move into the light.”- The Kenora Daily Miner