She Fell from the Sky
Upcoming Album 2019
Upcoming Album 2019
Ansley Simpson is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe singer-songwriter. Nominated for two 2018 Indigenous Music Awards and winner of “Best New Artist”. Her much anticipated debut album “Breakwall” (Produced by James Bunton 2017) is a gentle, powerful collection of songs that showcase her lilting vocals, clear melodic sensibility, and intricate guitar playing to moving effect. Ansley immerses the listener in a swelling, flowing symphony of emotion that builds in gentle intensity over the course of the album’s nine tracks.
She is a natural performer, holding audiences spellbound with her haunting vocals and poetics. Ansley’s lyrical hymns to love, perseverance, and possibility entwine you in an unfolding, sonic world of her own making. This is music to guide you back to the shore, when you’ve been lost too long in the waves.
Ansley’s sophomore album, “She Fell from the Sky” an 11 track journey to indigenous reclamation is set for release 2019.
Photo / Aaron Mason
"Anishinaabe singer-songwriter Ansley Simpson was the winner of the inaugural Bull’sEye competition at imagineNATIVE’s 2016 Festival. Simpson teamed up award-winning Métis filmmaker Shane Belcourt to make the first music video to create title track from her debut album “Breakwall”. This striking video braids cinematic images with lush melodies with a swelling love song between opposites that no longer attract yet can’t be separated – a wave and a breakwall."
Available in Digital Download and CD.
"Breakwall is a swelling, soft symphony of emotion that builds in gentle intensity over the course of the album’s nine tracks.
Standouts include the lush and winding “A Mixture of Frailties”, the transforming flow of the album’s title track “Breakwall”, and the icy ambience of album closer “Sleeping Giant”.
Sharing a deep sense of narrative power with her sister Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Ansley’s lyrical hymns to love, presence, and possibility entwine you in an unfolding, sonic world of her own making. This is music to guide you back to the shore, when you’ve been lost too long in the waves."
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