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About Gianna Lauren

Originally calling Edmonton and Ottawa home, Halifax songwriter Gianna Lauren is a project of atmosphere, guitars, and warm voices. Lush arrangements and measured vocals create a haunting ambiance.

Her self-produced M o v i n g P a r t s (2017) reached #1 across Canada on the campus-community charts. The first single “Mistakes” premiered on All Songs Considered, the influential NPR program for the discovery of new music in all genres, heralded by the show for its “ominous bass and woozy guitars…bright vocals and sporadic electronics.”

Gianna and her band have performed The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Reeperbahn Festival, Pop Montreal, Sled Island, MEGAPHONO, Halifax Pop Explosion, Canadian Music Week, Ottawa Dragonboat, and many more. Gianna has shared the stage with Mauno, Whoop-Szo, Wintersleep, Andy Shauf, The Olympic Symphonium, Gaelynn Lea, and Broken Social Scene.



"Gianna’s songs are delicate and somber, yet hopeful. She channels the spirits of early Joni Mitchell and contemporary P.J. Harvey." - Earshot Online

"...songs are writ large with atmospheric sounds that give a heavy mood to observations on life and love in the time of technology." - Ottawa Citizen

“Equal parts Cocteau Twins, Beth Orton and Sufjan Stevens, this gauzy leadoff track [‘Become What You Can’tBe’} to one of the season’s most intriguing albums is notable for a sonic template that’s unusually adventurous,especially for a singer-songwriter album.” - Toronto Star

“Not so much a delicacy as a well-earned moment of delicate repose. Not so much a tearjerker as a fearless,tearful stare straight at the small challenges of displacement, adaptation and love. Gianna's music, full of melody and candor, can sneak up on you. Her most recent album, Some Move Closer, Some Move On gracefully borrows ambiance from many eras while remaining a clear statement from a young woman whose radical nature is more luscious than lurid.” - Southern Souls




Kyle Cunjak, Forward Music Group
Management / Booking