Louise Burns

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Louise Burns
Born (1985-11-14) November 14, 1985 (age 33)
GenresIndie rock, folk rock, country, pop, alternative
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocal, guitar, piano, bass, mandolin, ukulele, organ
Years active1997-present
LabelsLight Organ Records
Associated actsLillix, Gold & Youth, The Blue Violets, 16mm, Ione Sky, The Luna Riot, Louise Burns & The Moonshiners

Louise Burns is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Formerly a member of the band Lillix, she released her debut album as a solo artist, Mellow Drama, on April 5, 2011, on Light Organ Records. The album was longlisted for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.

Mellow Drama was produced by Dave Ogilvie and Kevin James Maher.[1]

Her second album, The Midnight Mass, was released July 9, 2013.[2][3] The album was produced by Colin Stewart of The Hive and Sune Rose Wagner (Raveonettes).[4] Her song "Emeralds Shatter" was nominated for the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2014.[5]

Burns released her third album Young Mopes on February 3, 2017. It was produced by Burns, Colin Stewart (Ladyhawk, Black Mountain) and Damian Taylor (Bjork, Braids, Austra). It was long listed for the Polaris Music Prize in 2017. She received positive critical reception from The New York Times, Stereogum and CBC Music.[6]

Burns produced the debut EP by Vancouver's FIONN, titled Sad Pagans and released on April 25, 2018.

Burns was also a guest host and writer for CBC Radio 3 from 2011 to 2017.


  • Mellow Drama (2011)
  • Singles - EP (2011)
  • The Midnight Mass (2013)
  • Young Mopes (2017)
  • Portraits (2019)


  1. ^ "Vancouver singer-songwriter Louise Burns sets a new musical fire". Vancouver Sun. February 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Hudson, Alex (April 18, 2013). "Louise Burns Unveils 'The Midnight Mass,' Premieres New Song". Exclaim!.
  3. ^ "Releases". Light Organ Records.
  4. ^ Lau, Melody (July 8, 2013). "Louise Burns - The Midnight Mass". Exclaim!.
  5. ^ Wheeler, Brad (June 3, 2014). "SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominees announced". The Globe and Mail.
  6. ^ Pareles, Jon; Caramanica, Jon; Ganz, Caryn (February 3, 2017). "The Playlist: Mariah Carey Shakes It Off, and Depeche Mode Looks for Revolution". The New York Times.