The Dark Side of Rebecca Lappa’s New Single, “Lolita”
Fans of literary classics and indie-pop will have Rebecca Lappa’s latest single, “Lolita,” on repeat. With a haunting vocal performance and a hypnotic beat, listeners will get lost in this track’s melody.
Listen to “Lolita” below:
Loosely inspired by the famous book by Vladimir Nabokov, Rebecca Lappa further describes “Lolita,” as
“[A] song [that] 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.“
“Lolita” begins with a fast, almost desperate-sounding guitar strumming before a heavy beat and the vocals join. The emotional moments throughout the instrumental emphasize the dark undertones of the song, creating an atmosphere of desperation supported by the lyrics. Lines such as “Though your eyes see through her clothes/What’s inside, you’ll never know,” and “Keep it quiet/ And no one else will know” showcase the sinister side of this attraction.
Watch the lyric video for “Lolita” below:
Since seeing Taylor Swift perform with Brad Paisley as a kid, Rebecca Lappa has dreamed of being a musical artist. She released her first album, Tattered Rose, in 2015, followed by Reckless Heart in 2016, and her EPs Spirit (2017) and Unfiltered (2019).
Along with all the music she’s released, the artist has been nominated five times for the Canadian Folk Music Awards and won Young Performer of the Year in 2015. A few years later, in 2019, she received three nominations at the Edmonton Music Awards, winning the Singer-Songwriter Recording of the Year. Now the artist is about to drop her latest EP, Tales of a Taurus, out May 5th.
Stay updated on Rebecca Lappa and her music by checking out her website and following her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube. In the meantime, listen to her last single, “Blue Lips,” below: