Stolen Time, the new LP from Toronto-based folk songwriter Abigail Lapell, takes the listener on a journey both lyrical and visual. As Lapell previously told us, the album touches upon topics of immigration, as the songs were written in an era when Trump’s Muslim ban was dominating the news, with her song “Land of Plenty” in particular honing in on Lapell’s own family’s history of immigration. Outside of the lyrics, though, the album replicates the tranquility of a stroll through natural environs, with that single’s music video appropriately displaying the rolling, snow-covered meadows and mountains of her homeland.
It only felt natural to enlist Lapell to perform a “Neighborhoods” session for us, as the video series removes artists from the familiar context of the stage to the great outdoors. Strumming through “All Dressed Up,” “Waterfall,” and “I Can't Believe” from her new album on guitar (with the brief appearance of a harmonica), the songs feel at home in the brisk outdoors, with the performance of the final track taking place after a bit of snowfall. Check out the video below.