A powerhouse performer, her voice is reminiscent of Natalie Merchant and Dolores O'Riordan with vibrato described as “beautiful and distinctive.”
A powerhouse performer, Shannon Roszell is a singer-songwriter from the Kawartha Lakes, northeast of Toronto. Her sound is best characterized as symphonic indie rock, fusing orchestral voicings with searing electric guitar and vocals.
Roszell has been likened to Joni Mitchell for her sense of melodic freedom and the direct connectivity of her lyrics. A powerhouse performer, her voice is reminiscent of Natalie Merchant and Dolores O'Riordan with vibrato described as “beautiful and distinctive.”
Roszell’s single, “Science Experiment” (May 2021), digs at the insecurities of opening yourself up to another person. “This song rings especially true right now as we deal with Covid restrictions and lockdowns. It really is about loyalty and lifting another person up even when it’s damn hard,” says Roszell.
An outspoken environmentalist, Roszell is a supporter of the Music Declares Emergency movement. She donates 15% of profits to Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity. Roszell’s single, “Gonna Love You” (March 2021), is a post-apocalyptic love song to our damaged earth. “It’s about the constancy of love set in the landscape of environmental decline,” explains Roszell.
Roszell’s debut album, Within the Shimmering Darkness (Spring, 2022), was produced by Frank Gryner (A Perfect Circle, Rob Zombie, Trent Severn, Emm Gryner), and is rich with sonic landscapes as expansive as the view out her farmhouse studio window. Gryner is also the visionary behind the official music videos for the project.