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Common Holly

Common Holly returns with two new singles!

"Preoccupy" is the new single from Brigitte Naggar, the Montreal-based musician known as Common Holly. It starts as a simple acoustic folk lullaby but soon ascends into an uncanny duet between Naggar's guitar and an analog modem attempting to connect. Although the song was recorded before the pandemic ("It's about listlessness, and the particular anxiety that makes you turn in on—and turn against—yourself," says Naggar) it's impossible to hear that searching modem or the chorus "Preoccupy me darling, when are you coming back? In search of something certain, my eyes are going black" without thinking of our recent and ongoing collective experience with isolation. The single and its B-side "The Moon" were recorded in Toronto with Paul Vroom and Kenny Boothby of the Canadian band Little Kid. Common Holly is reemerging from isolation to play the Calgary Folk Music Festival on July 25. 23 Jul 2021

New video from Common Holly

"Common Holly has turned a silly lyrical experiment into a delicately heartbreaking ballad for all of the anxious romantics out there."

Watch Common Holly's new video for "Crazy OK" premiering at NYLON today! When I say to you Black Lightning is out this Friday, October 18 — order your copy now! 15 Oct 2019

Common Holly's "Measured"

Listen to Common Holly's new track, "Measured", premiering at FLOOD Magazine. Their upcoming album When I say to you Black Lightning is out October 18. 17 Sep 2019

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