Shannon Roszell

What: Symphonic Indie Rock

Where: Kawartha Lakes, ON


Singer-songwriter Shannon Roszell has been turning heads with her powerful and distinctive voice that elicits memories of the late, great Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan. And like the Cranberries, Roszell’s music offers an expansive spin on rock and roll. Her latest single, “My Escape,” which is produced Frank Gryner (A Perfect Circle, Rob Zombie, Emm Gryner), is a surrealistic, summer requiem inspired by Canadian poet Alden Nowlan’s I, Icarus. The music fuses orchestral voicings with searing electric guitar and her captivating vocals.

“With ‘My Escape,’ I tried to capture that moment when you’ve been pushed so far, you want to scream at the top of your lungs. The fantasy goes beyond that and imagines that scream having enough force to break a window, allowing escape by flying through a cool, night breeze. Because who hasn’t dreamed of flying, especially to escape a summer heatwave and a broken heart?!” Roszell explains. Her debut album is expected in the spring of 2022 and we’ll be keeping our ears out for it.