Common Holly Shares Two Hushed Singles “Preoccupy” and “The Moon”

It’s the first music from the Montreal musician since 2019’s When I Say to You Black Lightning.

In 2019, Brigitte Naggar a.k.a. Common Holly released a stunning album When I Say to You Black Lightning, and since then we haven’t heard much from the Montreal musician. But today, in anticipation of the Calgary Folk Festival, Naggar has shared two new singles “Preoccupy” and “The Moon.” Although they reveal a softer side of Common Holly, there’s still an underlying distortional fuzz, the former track featuring that unforgettable screeching dial-up sound.

In an Instagram post, Naggar wrote, “2019 was a year full of mystery, misery, hope and wonder. In that year (I think), I got to experiment with lots of nice people in lots of nice studios, and made two songs called Preoccupy and The Moon.” When Barsuk Records reached out about Common Holly releasing new music before the folk fest, she continues: “in my head I said ‘no’ but out loud I said ‘okay’ and so here we are, sending a few tracks into the world. Thank you for listening if you do, and I hope that they help you reconnect to something that maybe you may have lost? Or something!”

Listen to both below.


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