Bells Larsen is a Montreal-based songwriter who weaves cathartic lyrics and memorable melodies in his music. Drawing from experiences of loss, love, and identity, Larsen's pieces speak to his life as a trans, queer person. His folk-inspired sound and ardent lyricism slow the pace of the world around him to create space for contemplation and expression. Traversing between emblematic and actualized narratives, he sees storytelling as a way to make sense of and connect with life’s ordinary and unpredictable moments.
With his newly-baritone voice front and centre, accompanied often only by a guitar, Larsen says: "Contrary to what some might think, the point of my transition isn’t about an arrival at a final destination; I don’t know that such a place exists. The only arrival that makes sense to me is the one where I come home to myself.” Grappling with stories of selfhood, change, and homecoming, "If I Was, I Am" considers the act of finding oneself as a constant state of becoming.