A little over a year following the release of his fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, Philippe B presents a video for the song Autoportrait (sans lunettes). Using stop motion animation, the video was directed by Montreal-based artist and photographer Pascal Grandmaison, who used the song while working on an experimental shoot of his in an old Roman villa. I like the metaphor in Autoportrait (sans lunettes), explains Grandmaison, the idea of being a lot of identities and imagining them in a parallel universe, only to realize that the blur (sans lunettes / without glasses) is what created this world.
Watch and share the video for Autoportrait (sans lunettes) via YouTube.
The album La grande nuit vidéo is available in stores and on all music services.
Described by Le Devoir as a great musical success, La grande nuit vidéo was one of 40 albums long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize in 2017 and was nominated for two awards at last year’s ADISQ Gala: Folk Album of the Year and Album of the Year (Critic’s Choice). On the LP, Philippe B explores the human connection with fiction through the paradigm of a romantic couple.
Philippe B will perform a brand new show in Montreal on Thursday, November 8th at Club Soda, during the Coup de coeur francophone festival: Philippe B & The Alphabet. The singer-songwriter will step onto the stage with a rock orchestra for this unique concert, which includes a rhythmic section, a brass section, guitars, keyboards and back vocalists. Philippe B will revisit his catalogue, backed by nine musicians, while keeping his favourite instrument, the guitar, front and center.
06/07/18 Laval, QC // Bibliothèque Sylvain-Garneau (Festival Diapason)
14/07/18 Niagara Falls, ON // Queen Victoria Park
29/09/18 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la Culture Waterloo
12/10/18 Lasalle, QC // Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux
08/11/18 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Coup de coeur francophone) - Philippe B & The Alphabet
23/02/19 Jonquière, QC // Côté-Cour