Gabrielle Shonk - Across The Room

Arts & Crafts

“an album just as strong, hopeful and clear-eyed as her debut” – Exclaim! (8/10) 

Shonk sounds like an amalgamation of the past 20 years of star female songstresses …” – VICE Magazine

“her gorgeous comeback single… [is summed up as] “a ballad about a relationship that was hard to leave,” and you can hear the pain in her voice; wanting something back yet knowing it’s gone.” – FLOOD Magazine

Shonk’s voice, part of the same throaty jazz-pop lineage as Amy Winehouse” – W Magazine

Shonk has a powerful voice with echoes of Adele and Alicia Keys, and her songs are steeped in the classic singer-songwriter tradition of artists like Joni MitchellCarole King and Tracy Chapman.” – Montreal Gazette

Montréal-based singer-songwriter Gabrielle Shonk has announced her new album Across The Room to be released February 24 via Arts & Crafts. She shares a new single with official music video directed by Gerardo Alcaine, in which she is sick and tired of being a “People Pleaser.” This year, Shonk will join The Barr Brothers and Charlie Winston on tour, respectively, in addition to select headlines; details below.

How do you come back to yourself? First, it’s important to understand you have become lost, and admit you’ve veered off path. How then do you begin to piece yourself back together? This is the journey the JUNO Award-nominated singer and songwriter takes us on with her sophomore album. The eleven-track record chronicles the big and small feelings of heartache, and the hope that comes with endings and new beginnings. This excavation of self and purpose seemed to be a long time coming. “It’s not always the easiest to look inward. But, when it is easy, you hold on to all those small victories— finding a sense of wholeness within yourself,” says Shonk. The spellbinding full-length arrives in the wake of two splits—one romantic, and one with the major label behind Shonk’s debut. Shonk emerges with a refreshed creative freedom, which she powerfully wields alongside longtime friends and collaborators, co-writer Jessy Caron of the band Men I Trust and producer Jesse Mac Cormack (Helena Deland).

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