All it took was a few instruments, a desire to create, and an inspiring performance from Taylor Swift to get Rebecca Lappa started on the flourishing musical path she’s on today. She won Performer of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards and Singer-Songwriter Recording of the Year at the 2019 Edmonton Music Awards, after multiple nominations for both shows. Fans and critics have clearly been enraptured by her folk rock sound over the years, but after some experimenting, Rebecca is ready to begin a new chapter of her career. In May, she plans to release Tales of a Taurus, which will lean in a more indie pop direction. She gives us an idea of what to expect with its lead single, “Blue Lips,” a chilly nod to icy relationships.
Easily your next winter jam, “Blue Lips” draws on the intensity of a “friends with benefits” relationship while comparing it to a furious snowstorm. Throughout the track, Rebecca creates strong imagery with her lyrics, placing us on “thin ice” or in the middle of snowy “white outs.” Despite the frigid surroundings, we sense that there is a passion and a longing for things to heat up, especially when we get to the bridge. In this burning section, Rebecca sings, “Snow blind shivering, still I keep on hoping / That when we thaw out / Your love won’t have gone to the ground.” You can check it out below.
Telling us more about “Blue Lips,” Rebecca shares,
“Taking you into a world of frozen hearts and blinding snow, ‘Blue Lips’ is a uniquely Canadian story about a friends-with-benefits relationship, combining the heartache and excitement together like fire and ice. The winter imagery throughout the song brings forward the harsh realities of a situation where one partner is hoping the relationship will turn into more than it is.”
You can listen to “Blue Lips” on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.