Life After the Wailin’ Jennys: Chatting with Annabelle Chvostek

An interview with Annabelle Chvostek, a Montréal-based folk singer and songwriter. Chvostek is currently working on her new solo album after recently leaving the popular Canadian band, The Wailin’ Jennys. Her career has taken her across the ocean and back; her roster is filled with road songs attesting to her journey, as well as political pleas and tales of love. I had the pleasure of interviewing Annabelle after her show at Casa Del Popolo earlier this month.

Art Threat: Hi Annabelle. You’re show on Thursday night was amazing—great vibe and high energy. You played quite a few upbeat songs in a row—is this a new direction for your music?

Annabelle Chvostek: Thanks! Well, I’m certainly having fun with the more upbeat stuff. I’ve been fairly gentle in the music I’ve been putting out there for the last few years, so there’s part of me that has been dying to bust out and get a bit crazier or heavier, or louder. I still love the intimate contemplative beautiful stuff, but I also am liking the grooving and the catharsis.

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