Abøn grew up in Alberta, Canada, where she began studying piano and ballet at a young age. She went on to form her first band in 2005 as the drummer, and soon after, a duo with her sister in 2007 where her path in songwriting began. She pursued music and dance throughout Biochemistry studies at her local University, but in her final year, switched paths and fled to Toronto where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and continued exploring her training and performance career in dance, musical theatre, film and music in Toronto, New York, and Copenhagen.
Alongside two classmates, she formed the A Capella trio “The Willows” where she found her passion for writing and arranging close harmonies. The Willows released their first album This Is Christmas in 2015, and full length original album Tea For Three in 2017. They have since toured Canada and Russia, their music is featured on Hallmark films, and receives radio play internationally.
Alongside her work with The Willows, she has been working on her solo project Abøn. Through this, she was accepted as a Musician in Resident at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in 2016 and 2018 and was one of six Canadian artists to be selected for the Master songwriter residency with Steven Page at the National Music Centre in Calgary. She is a jury member for Factor Canada, and the Western Canadian Music Awards.
The name Abøn represents two core values rooting the sum of her creations; harmony and intention. The name is half- Danish, half- English and translates to mean A Prayer while also representing her familial roots . Prayer is intention, and her intention behind every detail is harmony.
Abøns’ interest in multi-linguistic collaborations will bring her to Tokyo later this year to perform and release her first single Tundra. Stay tuned for more updates!