“Evangeline Gentle's self-titled album is a triumph” - Exclaim!
“The soft beginning of lead single "Sundays" leaves ample space for Gentle's powerhouse voice… but whatever the space they create for themselves, Gentle's debut album is evidently just the beginning” – CBC Music
“Some artists live up to their names... Evangeline Gentle would seem to be one of them, based on the soothingly beautiful roots-pop and earthy, Stevie Nicks-style vocals of "Sundays” – Tinnitist
"A talent to be watched carefully. Gentle's voice grabs you instantly with its purity and expressiveness" – FYI Music
"Gentle’s voice, with its dramatic upward sweeps, its downward sighs and aching trills, is a powerful instrument" – Electric City Magazine
Produced by Jim Bryson at his Stittsvile, ON studio Fixed Hinge, Evangeline Gentle’s debut album (available on vinyl August 21, 2020) makes for a powerful introduction to this Peterborough-based singer/songwriter. “Ordinary People” and “The Strongest People Have Tender Hearts” celebrate the strength it takes to stay soft in a world that can harden you with a single headline. “Drop My Name” champions the voice of someone no longer willing to be taken advantage of. “Sundays” is a sweet and honest exploration of insecurity in our romantic relationships. “Neither of Us” and “Long Time Love” are love songs for the modern world while “So It Goes” is a nostalgic retelling of teen summer love. “Even If” and “Digging My Grave” are less lighthearted tracks that share vulnerable truths about depression, drinking and recovering from self-sabotaging habits. “Good and Guided” is a hopeful closing song to this LP uniting listeners with the question “How do we become good and guided by the heart?”.
At only 23 years of age, Evangeline’s accolades are already accumulating at an impressive rate. Awarded Emerging Artist at the 2015 Peterborough Folk Fest, and Best Female Vocalist of the year at the 2015 Wire Awards, they have shared stages with artists such as Basia Bulat, Craig Cardiff, Matt Andersen, Terra Lightfoot, and Sam Weber.