Habit Single Package Incl. Acoustic Version + New French Song
Released Tomorrow via Universal Music Canada
Photo Credit: Norman Wong
WATCH: “Habit” Video Out Now
“Shonk sounds like an amalgamation of the past 20 years of star female songstresses …” – VICE’s Noisey
Last year, Quebec indie-folk singer/songwriter Gabrielle Shonk self–released her first single “Habit.” The track spread like wildfire, grabbing the the attention of VICE’s Noisey who likened Shonk’s vocals to a mix of Alicia Keys, Fiona Apple and Amy Winehouse. “Habit” has over one million streams on Spotify to date, and the track’s music video has 154k views and counting. Tomorrow, Shonk will release the Habit single package for via Universal Music Canada. The offering includes the original single, an acoustic version of the track, and brand new French single, “Trop Tard.”
Gabrielle Shonk is the natural product of a creative household, raised by a blues-musician father and artist mother in Quebec City. She started singing at a very young age and began writing her own songs as a teenager, soulfully guided by favorites such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman. Singing in both English and French, music quickly became Shonk’s universal language. Her musical craft took hold as she went on to study Jazz in university, where she later earned a degree in music. Shonk recently opened for fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Bobby Bazini as well as Rag N Bone Man, K D Lang, Hannah Georgas and P!nk, performed at Ottawa Bluesfest, and will be taking the stage later this month at Wayhome Festival. Keep an eye out for more exciting news to come later this year!