“You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret — you return to the beauty you have always been.”
Rebekah Higgs is an instrument all her own. At times happy, often haunting, her voice echoes and chimes like a xylophone French kissing a wa-wa pedal. 'Sha La La' is the reverberation of 6 new songs brought to life between January 2012 to September 2013 in Wakefield Quebec, Toronto Ontario, and Halifax Nova Scotia. The opening track 'Loneliness' weeps from the pulpit while washing over your like a dissonant church choir. This album is steeped with ghosts from the past, drawing from 60's girl groups like The Crystals, replacing Phil Spector orchestrations with vocal effects and distorted pedals kindred to the Cocteau Twins. Performed and Produced by Rebekah Higg and nourished by the hands of Geoffrey Pye, Joel Waddell, Jay Holy, and Jason Vautour. This is Rebekah's most intuitive and dreamy composition to date. A long hibernation ripening for birth.
"Dream Pop? Fuzz Pop? Pop Pop? I really don’t care what you end up calling it just as long as you call it awesome. Rebekah Higgs superbly crafted 6-track album ‘Sha La La’ does no wrong, you get a taste of early 1960′s Doo-wop mixed with late 80′s shoegaze wrapped around that voice that leaves you needing more….please let there be more Rebekah."- Joe Cornelisse (Sonic More Music)
released November 5, 2013
Sadlands, Shake it Off and Nighthawk Lady were recorded by Geoffrey Pye at Club Venosta Wakefield Quebec. Performed and produced by Geoffrey Pye and Rebekah Higgs. Additional bass and drums performed by Jason Vautour and Joel Waddell.
Loneliness and Pills were recorded by Joel Waddle in Dartmouth NS. Produced and performed by Rebekah Higgs, Joel Waddell and Jason Vautour.
Dream was recorded into the onboard microphones of my Macbook with help from Jay Holy and performed by Rebekah Higgs and Jay Holy.
Pills (originally titled "Funeral Is Real Fun") was written by Jay Holy.
Lennon Nova Jean Higgs is the baby model on the album cover.
Thomas Ryder Payne mastered these tracks.
A Note From Rebekah:
Thank you to everyone who helped me record and produce this album over a long couple of winters. Especially, Geoffrey Pye, Joel Waddell, Jason Holinaty, Jason Vautour, Thomas Ryder Payne and Lennon Higgs. Your kindness and patience with me is a God send.
Thank you to my fans for sticking it out with me, I'm sorry to keep you waiting forever for new music. It's been a long couple of years, but I am happy to finally have this gift for you. Please feel free to download this album for free, or donate if you are able to and help me raise funds for future projects.
I would also like to thank The Everly Brothers, Mike Berry and Jay Holy for your inspirational gift of music.