Born in New York and raised in Montreal, Common Holly (AKA Brigitte Naggar) puts unpredictable compositional elements into a singer-songwriter/folk framework, packaged in textured, eclectic electro-acoustic production. Her forthcoming album, Playing House, contemplates the notion that it is conscious thought and deliberate action that defines and cements maturation from child to adult.
“Playing House is an expression of how I want to begin my adult life. It is my first real effort to create something that is entirely deliberate—the beginning of my journey of thoughtful action, and of daring to express myself outside of my bedroom. The creative process expresses my learning to take up more space and to put my silence behind me, while also dealing with the ending of a formative four-year relationship that had become the center of my young adult life.”
"If there’s one word that couldn’t be used to describe Montreal-based Common Holly, aka Brigitte Naggar, it’s predictable"
"A melody from quirkily ornamented acoustic to edgy, processed rock" NPR
"Nothing is a seriously stunning piece of work that ought to put Common Holly on your radar" Stereogum
“Somber, Yet Beautiful”