Alongside today’s theatrical release of Éric Morin’s new film Nous sommes Gold, Philippe B unveils the movie’s original soundtrack via Bonsound. The mini-album is mainly made up of songs played by GOLD, the fictional band at the heart of the motion picture. Philippe B created the songs in tandem with Morin’s development of the screenplay, ensuring that the lyrics reflect the characters’ mindset and relationships. Actors Emmanuel Schwartz and Monia Chokri contribute to the film’s authenticity by lending their voices to the songs on-screen.
Philippe B moves away from his highly-praised folk music to deliver alt-rock songs tailored for Nous sommes Gold’s narrative. The Rouyn-Noranda singer-songwriter reconnects with the movie’s director, both of whom played in the indie rock band Gwenwed (1998-2005). This is the second film collaboration between Philippe B and Morin, who also teamed up for the 2013 movie Chasse au Godard d’Abbittibbi.
Produced by Parce Que Films and distributed by Funfilm Distribution, Nous sommes Gold is out in Quebec theatres today, and stars Monia Chokri, Emmanuel Schwartz and Patrick Hivon. Ten years following the tragic death of her parents in a mine disaster, Marianne returns to her hometown. She renews with GOLD, the rock band formed by her childhood friends, Kristoff and Kevin, who is the only survivor of the disaster. Each relive the events in their own unique way. The week-long memorials make the ephemeral trio slip into confusing and overwhelming zones.
Named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala, Philippe B returned with a fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, in May 2017. With his critically-acclaimed album Variations fantômes (2011), he explored and sampled the work of classical composers, then used multiple wind instruments to create a late-night soundtrack on the Polaris Long-Listed Ornithologie, la nuit (2014). For his latest LP, also nominated on the 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List, Philippe B was inspired to create cinematic chord arrangements, reaffirming that he is one of the great Quebecois singer-songwriters (Olivier Robillard-Laveaux).