Rebecca Lascue Releases Debut EP Love, Loss & Hot Chocolate

by SaskMusic

November 26, 2014 in Artist News

Regina singer-songwriter Rebecca Lascue is set to release her debut EP Love, Loss, & Hot Chocolate on November 18.

From a hushed whisper to soaring heights of power and passion, Rebecca possesses a voice that commands attention. With comparisons to Regina Specktor and Joni Mitchell, she has been captivating audiences over the last few years with her dynamic voice and personal, yet universal songs.

In 2009, she was bit by the wanderlust bug and travelled abroad with stints in Ireland and Greece. Her experiences overseas helped trigger the creative juices that would eventually result with her debut EP Love, Loss, & Hot Chocolate.

Produced by Orion Paradis at SoulSound Studios (The Dead South, Library Voices, Belle Plaine), the EP is an impressive collection of acoustic folk-pop songs that are primarily focused on matters of the heart. Touching on universal themes, Rebecca shows a confidence and gift for melody that demands repeat listens. While journeys abroad may have ignited her initial inspirations for these six songs, it is clear that being away from the comforts of home made Rebecca reflect inward and write deeply personal songs that will no doubt resonate with listeners.

She explains, “…this record has been a long time in the making. It's a labor of love, and a real exercise in vulnerability. I'm hoping that my audience connects with the music and they get something from the album - whether it's comfort, a sense of connection or entertainment.”

After officially unveiling her EP with release shows in Regina and Saskatoon in late November, Rebecca plans on performing more shows in Saskatchewan in early 2015 with a more extensive national tour to follow. Stay tuned for details.

Rebecca Lascue has performed alongside an impressive list of artists including Ashley MacIsaac, Rae Spoon, Colleen Brown, Alexis Normand, Ann Vriend, Ingrid Gatin and Glenn Sutter. She has earned a spot on the mainstage of the All Folked Up in Montmarte Folk Festival as well as embarked on a tour of Eastern Canada in 2012 where she partnered with VIA Rail as their On-Board Entertainer. She comes from a musical family, is a natural performer and when not writing music, also works as an actor (Pride and Prejudice, Globe Theatre) and playwright (co-writer of Daffily Ever After, Globe Theatre Sandbox Series).