For immediate releaseMontreal, October 17, 2018

Safia Nolin presents the video for Encore

Today, Safia Nolin presents the final installment of her Dans le noir live session: Encore. Shot with a thermal camera and directed by Jean-François Sauvé, this third single-sequence video follows Miroir and Les chemins. Safia performs Encore alongside her acolytes Joseph Marchand and Philippe Brault. The songs Encore, Miroir and Les chemins are off Safia’s new album, Dans le noir, released on October 5th via Bonsound.

Watch and share the video for Encore via YouTube.
The album Dans le noir is out now in stores and on all music services.

The Dans le noir tour officially kicks off this Thursday, October 18th in Montreal at Théâtre Outremont. Accompanied by Marchand on guitar, Safia will also make stops in Quebec City (October 20th at Grand Théâtre), Toronto (October 25th at Burdock) and Ottawa (November 1st at NAC) before flying out to France. The tour will resume in Quebec in February 2019. See dates below or on safianolin.com.

Like with her debut album Limoilou, this new strong collection (Brendan Kelly, The Gazette) of songs deals with the artist’s failed relationships. Each song reads like a polaroid, revealing and bringing pivotal moments to light. The singer-songwriter who has won the Félix for Female Artist of the Year at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, one year after winning the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award, manages to break your heart with each verse she finishes (Holly Gordon, CBC Music). This self-described super depressive style of writing also won her the Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson and the SOCAN Breakthrough Award.

Recorded and mixed in eight days at WILD Studio in St-Zénon, Dans le noir was produced by Safia and her two long-time, much-respected collaborators Joseph Marchand and Philippe Brault. Safia first tested her new tracks with Marchand, Brault and a 4-track, taping them on cassette. A few bits of these experimentations found their way onto the LP (Le néant, the first half of Encore and the intro of La neige), and add an intimate, lo-fi touch. The trio was assisted by Ghyslain-Luc Lavigne for the recording and mixing, and Carlin Nicholson (of the Toronto band Zeus) for the recording. As the only anglophone in the group, Nicholson brought a certain sensitivity to the process by approaching the music as a language in and of itself. The last addition to the team was La Force (aka Ariel Engle from Broken Social Scene, AroarA) who harmonized with Safia on the bilingual duet Lesbian Break-up Song.

Tour Dates
18/10/18 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Outremont
20/10/18 Quebec City, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec
25/10/18 Toronto, ON // Burdock
01/11/18 Ottawa, ON // National Arts Centre
08/11/18 Nantes, FR // La Bouche d’Air
11/11/18 Rennes, FR // Antipode
12/11/18 Paris, FR // Point Éphémère
14/11/18 Villefranche, FR // Festival Nouvelles Voix
15/11/18 Châtenay-Malabry, FR // Pédiluve
01/02/19 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
02/02/19 Jonquière, QC // Salle Pierrette-Gaudreault
09/02/19 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
15/02/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
23/02/19 Shawinigan, QC // Salle Philippe-Filion
01/03/19 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Théâtre du Cuivre
02/03/19 Val-d’Or, QC // Salle Félix-Leclerc
07/03/19 Joliette, QC // Cabaret Telus
08/03/19 Beloeil, QC // Centre Culturel de Beloeil
09/03/19 Maniwaki, QC // Maison de la culture de Maniwaki
14/03/19 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
15/03/19 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150 - Cabaret Guy-Aubert
22/03/19 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // Cabaret-Théâtre du Vieux-Saint-Jean
04/04/19 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
05/04/19 Brossard, QC // Le Club Square DIX30
12/04/19 Laval, QC // Salle André-Mathieu
03/05/19 Trois-Rivières, QC // Théâtre du Cégep de Trois-Rivières
04/05/19 Granby, QC // Église Épiscopale St-Georges
10/05/19 Saint-Eustache, QC // Le centre d’art La Petite Église
16/05/19 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
31/05/19 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
26/09/19 Bois-des-Filion, QC // Bière au Menu
27/09/19 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Espace RONA du Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
28/09/19 Saint-Bruno, QC // Centre Marcel Dulude
03/10/19 Moncton, NB // Théâtre Capitol
04/10/19 Caraquet, NB // Centre Culturel de Caraquet