Today, Canadian singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa returns with another new single ‘Lolita’ – lifted from the upcoming EP Tales of a Taurus, out in May.
After making a recent return to music with her acclaimed single ‘Blue Lips’ Rebecca continues in this indie-pop thread with her latest release – ‘Lolita’. With its addictive chorus and steady beat it’s another slice of intelligent pop from the Canadian star which with deeper inspection reveals a darker undertone. Loosely taking inspiration from the 1955 book written by Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Lolita’ follows the unnerving path the story takes, one of lust and desire in a sinister situation. Co-written by Rebecca and her producer Louise Burns, the track gradually builds with unease as the craving for control intensifies.
Rebecca says: “The song touches on the two main characters in the book alluding to the forbidden nature of the relationship between an older man and a much younger woman and the frenetic dynamic between the two. The muted guitars fill the track with urgency and the heartbeat of the kick drum lends commentary on the perceived sexuality and innocence of young women as interpreted by male audiences, while the careful layering of synth and harmonies leads to an anthemic chorus.”