Hailed as "one of finest new songwriters in Canada," (Tom Power, CBC) Gabrielle Papillon sings stories real and imagined. Words, melancholy melodies, and lush harmonies are her currency.


In 2001 Papillon released her first album 'Songs for a Rainy Day' before taking an eight year hiatus from music to complete her BA and MA degrees in English Literature and History. Papillon released 'The Wanderer' in January 2010 and 'The Currency of Poetry' in October 2011, which landed in the national !Earshot Charts.


Her fourth album, 'Little Bug', was nominated for an ECMA, and three Music Nova Scotia Awards after spending three months in the national !Earshot charts. 


Her music has been featured on CBC’s Deep Roots, Vinyl Café, and Drive and her songs have also appeared in film and television in Canada, Australia, and the United States. 


Steeped in a swampy, gothic underpinning, Papillon’s fifth offering ‘The Tempest of Old’ (produced by multiple award-winner Daniel Ledwell), is big and dark, orchestral and defiant. 

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