Edmonton-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa has just dropped her latest single, Blue Lips, from her upcoming EP Tales of a Taurus, ready to be released later 2023.
Lappa brings her angelic voice and a folksy beat to an ice-cold romance in Blue Lips. The actual fire isn’t in the music as much as it is in the lyrics. Lappa sings, “got me biting down on your cold shoulder,” bringing up those feelings of desperation in a frozen relationship that creates a reckless tunnel vision. She says:
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 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.
Coming from a city in Alberta, Canada, that is notoriously chilly, she knows that most of this city’s love stories are styled by thick coats and warm boots. Now those stories have a soundtrack.