Rebekah Higgs, Rebekah Higgs

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Forget Toronto. Forget Montreal. Halifax, Nova Scotia might just be the next great Canadian hub for indie rock and, if it is, count on Rebekah Higgs to be its first ambassador. Higgs plays rock the way that Emily Haines does, with a country lilt and a wandering eye towards genres far and wide. She explodes into a Broken Social Scene-frenzy on "Apples," quietly massages the keys on "Piano Song" and even duets with herself on the ethereal "Winding Watch." The wide-ranging music, however, is usually only following the lead of the lyrics: Higgs begins the record by letting us know that she "has so much to tell" us and she doesn't let up from there, tackling her love for the weatherman, an ode to her feet and that aforementioned tale of a winding watch.