11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Filled with wide-eyed wonder and breathy harmony, Magnolia is a gorgeous leap forward for the Toronto-based singer/songwriter. Bonnell can push boundaries (as on the whisper-to-a-roar roller coaster of “Chameleon”) or coo a deceptively simple, melancholy folk song like “Broken Hearted Avenue.” But the heart of the album lies in the layered acoustic guitars and analog warmth of tracks like “Can’t Have You” and “You Are the One,” where she channels the spirited rebelliousness and fierce independence of ‘70s Joni Mitchell.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Filled with wide-eyed wonder and breathy harmony, Magnolia is a gorgeous leap forward for the Toronto-based singer/songwriter. Bonnell can push boundaries (as on the whisper-to-a-roar roller coaster of “Chameleon”) or coo a deceptively simple, melancholy folk song like “Broken Hearted Avenue.” But the heart of the album lies in the layered acoustic guitars and analog warmth of tracks like “Can’t Have You” and “You Are the One,” where she channels the spirited rebelliousness and fierce independence of ‘70s Joni Mitchell.

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About Megan Bonnell

Megan Bonnell is an alternative folk singer/songwriter based in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Caledon, Ontario, she became proficient on the piano and guitar, and crafts music that carries a quiet but intense disposition led by the singer's breathy vocal delivery. Bonnell's eponymous debut EP appeared in September 2010 and was followed by another EP, Maps, the next summer. Produced by Chris Stringer (the Wooden Sky, Holly McNarland) and Josh Van Tassel (David Myles, Christine Bougie), and incorporating the occasional synth and electric guitar, her full-length debut, Hunt and Chase, was released by Nevado Records in late 2013. She signed with Fontana for her second album, which was again produced by Stringer and Van Tassel. Magnolia arrived in the spring of 2016. ~ Marcy Donelson

  • ORIGIN
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada

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