“It’s not the end of the world
If we don’t make it to the end of the week”
Tercel, Les Louanges’ new song, perfectly embodies the tenderness, nostalgia and carefree feelings of summer. Stuffed with suburban references, the song is an ode to that unique period that bridges our adolescence and adulthood. Tercel is me at 17-18 years old, playing in a band and studying music at school, the young musician explains. Life was not leading us anywhere, but we often came back from our gigs in the bassist’s car who had a Tercel. We hung out at the baseball court and drank beers and smoked weed because there were nothing else to do.
After the release of Pitou, a funky all-encompassing first single (Olivier Boisvert-Magnen, VOIR), Les Louanges unveils the second single from his debut album La nuit est une panthère available now on all digital platforms. The album will be out on September 21st via Bonsound.
Watch and share the music video for Tercel directed by Anthony Coveney via YouTube.
Tercel is also available on all digital platforms.
The song was created under the musical direction of Les Louanges and Simpson SanHill, who produced the jazzy, R&B-inspired beat. Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu (Misc, Bellflower) took the melody apart during a jamming session in their recording studio. They used some parts of that session to make loops, which added to the very textured final result.
Les Louanges is a multi-instrumentalist who plays a little bit of everything in the recording studio and who surrounds himself with musicians on stage. Les Louanges launched his first EP, Le Mercure, on his Bandcamp page in 2016. He added an extra track, Encéphaline (which won a SOCAN Songwriting Prize), then formally released his EP the following year. Finalist at the 2017 Francouvertes and the 2015 Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, the Montreal-based Lévis-native made a splash thanks to his EP’s jazzy, slacker-rock vibe (soothing and rallying according to VOIR’s Catherine Genest) and the unique timbre of his voice.
Today, the artist also announces a series of shows, starting with his album launch show in Montreal on September 20th at Le Ministère and on September 22nd at Maelstrøm in Quebec city.
09/20/18 Montreal - Le Ministère (Tickets)
09/22/18 Quebec city - Le Maelstrøm (Tickets)
11/03/18 Trois-Rivières - Le Zénob
11/16/18 Saint-Hyacinthe - Le Zaricot (Tickets)
12/07/18 Lévis - L’Anglicane (Tickets)
02/01/19 Sherbrooke - La petite boite noire (Tickets)
02/02/19 Lavaltrie - La Chasse-galerie (Tickets)