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Basia Bulat
Richmond Lam
Richmond Lam

Basia Bulat is a Juno-and Polaris Prize-nominated singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She offers both a distinctive voice and artistry that pulls as much from R&B and soul as it does from freak folk. Her talent has also been recognized at scale: her songs have been adapted for major performances with symphony orchestras, and she has been invited to perform at prestigious tributes to Leonard Cohen, Daniel Lanois, and The Band. Since releasing her debut in 2007, she has shared a stage with artists including The National, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Daniel Lanois, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, and Destroyer, and collaborated as a songwriter with artists across many genres, including US Girls and Jeremy Dutcher. In addition to her powerhouse voice, Bulat is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, recording and performing on electricguitar, piano, autoharp, ukulele, bass and charango.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Nominated on the Polaris Music Prize Long list for The Garden (2022)
  • Nominated at the 2021 Juno Awards for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Are You In Love?
  • Nominated at the 2021 ADISQ for Artist of the Year With the Most Influence Outside Quebec
  • Nominated at the 2016 Juno Awards for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Good Advice
  • Nominated on the Polaris Music Prize Short list for Good Advice (2016)
  • Nominated at the 2014 Juno Awards for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Tall Tall Shadow
  • Nominated on the Polaris Music Prize Short list for Tall Tall Shadow (2014)
  • Nominated at the 2011 Juno Awards for New Artist of the Year
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Press Quotes

La manœuvre, qui souligne la plume et le flair mélodique de la Montréalaise, a aussi le mérite de donner un nouveau souffle aux si belles chansons de son dernier album, Are You in Love ?, paru il y a deux ans. ★★★ 1/2

Le Devoir

Les orchestrations sont vraiment bien réussies, une sorte de dentelle musicale.

Patrick Masbourian, ICI Première

The songs are at times delicate and pressing, at times soaring and urgent… a beautiful record of reworkings. ★★★★★

Thank Folk For That

…[Basia] revisits and re-records some of her best work from her five previous albums…Her singing might be different but it remains exceptional. – 8/10

The Peterborough Telegraph

Si le lyrisme affirmé d’une Natalie Merchant ne vous fait pas peur, si se trouver à l’étroit entre émotion pure et sensiblerie ne vous met pas mal à l’aise, si une voix toute puissante stimule votre curiosité, il y a des chances pour qu’Are You in Love?, le cinquième album de la Canadienne Basia Bulat soit pour vous. Un disque aussi académique que furieusement fureteur.

Magic RPM

Mesmeric… Her writing has taken on blazing new shape, with hooks as deep as heartbeats… The breakthrough tracks keep coming and “Love Is At The End Of The World” closes things rapturously.” ★★★★