Multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and indie-pop artist Lana Winterhalt delivers enigmatic and layered compositions inspired by junky breakups, insomnia, and true love, all in an attempt to leave you feeling sparkly and weightless. Whether it be her vocals that float effortlessly with warm restraint over ballads like Diamonds or Right, or playful pop melodies featured on her debut full-length album If & When (2018), Winterhalt's production is experimental and bold yet warm and familiar, reminiscent of an early Jane Siberry.
Winterhalt doesn't just create music, but entire worlds for listeners to walk around in and explore through her collaborations with visual artists, dancers, or poets in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and her entrancing live performances. On her EP Hold On To Me, written during the pandemic, Winterhalt experiments with minimalist lyrics leading the listener on an existential journey while offering up reassurance through art, nature, and beauty, nodding to the neo-classical resurgence sparked by fellow Canadian artists Alexandra Stréliski and Jean-Michel Blais. This upcoming year is Winterhalt's most daring yet, showcasing her diversity by releasing contemplative instrumental songs followed by unabashed pop jams and cinematic anthems. From heartbreak to pure bliss and quiet ambience to exploding soundscapes, Lana Winterhalt's artistry is the kind that sinks deep into your soul, and intends to stay there. File next to: Lucy Dacus, Enya and Feist.