Her fifth, award-winning, album The Tempest of Old
(2015) charted on Canadian national campus radio, CBC Radio 2, and the international iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts.
Her fourth album, Little Bug
, was nominated for a 2013 ECMA for Folk Recording of the year, and three Music Nova Scotia Awards (SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, Folk Recording of the Year, and Female Artist Recording of the Year) after spending three months in the national Earshot charts. Little Bug was also named one of the Top 12 Albums of 2012 on CBC Radio’s Atlantic Airwaves and Papillon was a Mountain Stage Newsong Regional finalist in 2012 for the song Go Into the Night
. Her music has been featured on CBC’s Deep Roots, Vinyl Café, and Drive and her songs have also appeared in film and television in Canada, Australia, and the United States.
Papillon’s songwriting has previously focused on storytelling, both true and fictional, and has become more broad, cinematic, and thematic over the course of her most recent releases.
Songs from Papillon’s previous albums have appeared in various films and television shows in Canada, the United States and Australia, including Rookie Blue (USA),Offspring (AUS/Netflix), Winner and Losers (AUS) and This Life (CAN), among others.
She returned in 2017 with Keep the Fire
, from the album of the same name.