Louise Burns

Canadian singer-songwriter, Louise Burns has an indie folk/pop sound similar to Stevie Nicks, Of Monsters and Men and Lana Del Rey on the album Young Mopes. Burns is a former member of the band Lillix, which is an all-girl punk rock band that started in 1997. In 2011, Burns debuted her first solo album titled Mellow Drama. Two years later she released her second album, The Midnight Mass.

Young Mopes was released in 2017 and recorded at The Hive in Saanich, BC, 602 Studios, Inc. in Vancouver, BC and Golden Ratio in Montreal Quebec.

The entire album has an upbeat melody, but the lyrics borderline sadness, this seems to have been deliberately done. Each song as its own distinct vocals and beats, but they all share a commonality. They are the perfect songs to listen to on a midnight drive.

The songs work as midnight drive songs because of their similarity, but this can also make each song blend together.

The best song by fair on the album would be “Moonlight Shadow.” It has that Lana Del Rey “Ultraviolence” feeling. That feeling every heartbroken girl has felt in her lifetime comes through in “Moonlight Shadow.”

While the song that is relatable to Stevie Nicks’  “Edge of Seventeen” is “Storms.” This one gives off a dancing on the beach with a wine cooler vibe. This is the complete opposite feeling given off by “Edge of Seventeen,” yet they have that are similar to each other.

– Alex G

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