Awards: our favorite songs of August
They may have accompanied you on the vacation route. They may also punctuate your return to school. Otherwise, it’s up to you to discover them. These are our ten favorite songs of August.
Above-ground swimming poolThe Three Agreements
(CB) – It’s silly, catchy, it makes margarita rhyme with pergola and my seven-year-old son has adopted it (it’s on his personal reading list): two other pieces of robots for Les Trois Accords.
I hear everything playing (in your head)Daniel Belanger
(SEN) – The great Daniel Bélanger finally returns with a new song. He recently shared an excerpt from this superb premiere piece on his new Tik Tok account, garnering 30,000 listens in just 48 hours, a figure that continues to soar.
We will burnMilk & Bone
(RGM) – This is a rare opportunity to hear the duo Milk & Bone sing in French. Here, Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne take over the very beautiful piece by the Frenchwoman, and Quebecer by adoption, Pomme. As always, the two voices of the performers blend perfectly. To be listened to without reserve.
My loveStromae and Camila Cabello
(CB) – An unexpected collaboration between the American star and the Belgian star that hits the mark. This title with an undeniably summery melody, pleasant without being unforgettable, flirts dangerously with low-level savvy, but the sense of Stromae’s formula triumphs as always.
That Depends On You, Valaire feat. Alan Prater
(SEN) – The music video for this piece – announcing the great return of Valaire after six years of absence on record – is as crazy as anything Luis Clavis’ beautiful band has gotten us used to. It’s festive, catchy and completely wacky; we are still talking about a mechanic struggling with… an egg playing Valaire! 5e opus is scheduled for winter 2023.
See you soonVanilla
Photo courtesy, Étienne Barry
(RGM) – Revealed in January 2021 with her first full album, Vanille, Rachel Leblanc of her real name, has just launched the extract from her new disc, which will be released in the winter of 2023. On See you soon, the songwriter picks up exactly where she left off. We find ourselves immersed in sounds inspired by the 1960s and 1970s, all gently.
Photo Cedric Belanger
(CB) – Duu is the project of Étienne Dupré, a musician unknown to the general public, but very involved on the independent scene. This excerpt from an upcoming album wades effectively in the indie rock waters of the turn of the 2010s. Think Grizzly Bear or Karkwa in its exploratory phases.
(SEN) – We love the voice of LARCHE, singer-songwriter and actor, originally from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, who sometimes seems to have come straight from France with his sensitive texts and his way of telling/singing the things. The piece is taken from the beautiful album Once upon a time there was a boy like youproduced by the unique Navet Confit.
Photo courtesy, Marc-Étienne Mongrain
(RGM) – On October 21, Mathieu David Gagnon will launch Volume II. With Sails, the artist unveils the second extract of this highly anticipated opus. Here, the musician realizes a small dream he had: « to hear eight clarinettists play together in the same room ». The result is very successful.
(CB) – She did The Voice, won Granby, yet Acadian Caroline Savoie still eludes us. She is, however, a gifted, endowed songwriter, with proof in support of Coral, with a voice in perfect harmony with his folk musical aesthetic. Come on, give her some love!