McDougall United Church, 10086 MacDonald Drive | Doors 7:00pm, show at 7:45pm. All ages | $25 advance. General admission | Presented by 2018 Up and Downtown Music Festival (UP+DT)
Born in New York and raised in Montreal, Common Holly (AKA Brigitte Naggar) puts unpredictable compositional elements into a singer-songwriter/folk framework, packaged in textured, eclectic electro-acoustic production. Her forthcoming album, Playing House, contemplates the notion that it is conscious thought and deliberate action that defines and cements maturation from child to adult.
Her debut album, Playing House demonstrates Common Holly’s astonishing ability to structure and compose highly intelligent yet incredibly emotive songs. Speaking about her new album, Naggar states, “Playing House is an expression of how I want to begin my adult life. It is my first real effort to create something that is entirely deliberate—the beginning of my journey of thoughtful action, and of daring to express myself outside of my bedroom. The creative process expresses my learning to take up more space and to put my silence behind me, while also dealing with the ending of a formative four-year relationship that had become the center of my young adult life.”