November is gray, it’s cold, it’s the month of the dead, in short, it’s not joy, unless you put in your ears these ten musical novelties which seduced our journalists.
(CB) – Dumas’ next album, scheduled for January 27, is not called Cosmology for nothing. Propelled by robust synth bass pulsations, the extract Leitmotif actually has a little something cosmic about it. Amateur of sophisticated electro, Dumas is knocking at your door.
The HillsAlexandra Stréliski
Photo courtesy, Johanna Berghorn
(RGM) – Four years after the acclaim INSCAPE, the Quebec pianist is finally back with new material. The very beautiful The Hills is about “the hazards of the human condition,” says Alexandra. Listen while watching the snow fall.
End SceneMatt Holubowski
(SEN) – Follow the light sings Matt Holubowski on this magnificent first extract from an album coming in a few months, on March 24, 2023. This piece is said to be revealed as the final scene of a story told by the singer-songwriter.
You’re Not AloneAllison Russell (with Brandi Carlile)
(CB) – After a first album, OutsideChild, so successful that it earned her three Grammy nominations, the new star of Americana, the inspiring Montrealer Allison Russell, returns with this vibrant duet with Brandi Carlile. Proof that she carries Quebec in her heart even though she lives in the United States, she included a few significant lines in French.
We have to leave nowMaude Audet
(RGM) – “It’s the story of a journey to the depths of oneself where one escapes from the futilities that swallow us up”, says the author-composer on this pretty piece which is superbly embellished by arrangements of brass and strings. The title will be found on his next album, in March 2023.
Photo archives, Chantal Poirier
(SEN) – From his new album All alone like a grown-upthis very soft piece relies on the voice of the singer-songwriter, a little guitar riff and very simple, but deep lyrics, to which Émile Bilodeau has happily accustomed us.
The freakLouise Attack
Photo courtesy, PA Hüe de Fontenay
The Louise Attack group
(CB) – Gaëtan’s verve, Arnaud’s always-on-point violin, Robin’s essential contribution: like good wine, Louise Attaque ages very well. The freak is a good vintage.
Portrait of a MarianneThierry Larose
(RGM) – Described as a “romantic odyssey with soulful and indie rock tinges,” this piece is “probably Larose’s favorite of all he’s written to date,” he says. We understand it, as the almost epic piece of seven minutes is a success.
The wallsHippie Hooray
Photo courtesy, Marc-Etienne Mongrain
The Hippie-Hooray Group
(SEN) – We dare you not to want to dance while listening to this excerpt from the psycho pop trio Hippie Hooray. However, also take the time to read and feel the lyrics of this piece much deeper than it seems at first glance and you will be conquered by the mixture of poetry, fury in the sound and urgency to tell things. .
The beautiful girlsFredz and Leslie Medina
(CB) – When you think you can no longer invent new ways to sing the torments of love, a kid full of promise arrives with words and a melody that pierce the heart. This alloy of rap, pop and R&B is remarkably sensitive.