Today, BEYRIES returns with Out of Touch, her first original song in English since the release of her debut album Landing in 2017. The first single off her sophomore effort, due out later in 2020 via Bonsound, reveals how her sound has evolved over the past three years. The song finds BEYRIES falling for a mysterious being without reservation or a tether. Her vocals are surrounded by intoxicating, sweeping strings and haunting, bittersweet harmonies.
BEYRIES also announces a first string of tour dates in support of her new album, including one in Quebec City at Impérial Bell on November 28th, 2020, one in Montreal at Théâtre Corona on December 12th, 2020 and one in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on March 19th, 2021. All tour dates can be found on beyriesmusic.com and below. In the meantime, she will play a short set live on her Facebook page today at 8pm (ET).
Some artists seek out a life in music. For BEYRIES, the music found her. From a young age, growing up in the Montreal neighbourhood Outremont, Amélie Beyries would write songs at her grandmother’s 1923 Heintzman & Co. piano. For the longest time she kept those songs to herself, not wanting to lose the simple joy of writing and playing. In a sense, BEYRIES lived an entire lifetime before Landing, her debut album. She worked in both the food and film industries, and when her manager played her intimate, deeply personal songs for industry friends, she chose to present the music without her name, just so people could judge the music on its own merits.
With Landing, released in February 2017, BEYRIES was unmasked. From her first ever concert – a trial by fire performance opening for Martha Wainwright in Rouyn-Noranda – audiences were drawn to her openness. The singer-songwriter says she doesn’t just perform to entertain or to deliver the songs exactly as they sound on the album; she performs to build lasting relationships. These connections inspire and inform not only her work, but also her approach to life. When these songs, kept private for so long, were finally brought to the light, they inevitably took on a life of their own. BEYRIES became a sensation in her home province of Quebec simply by being herself.
These bonds weren’t just developed at her shows. Listeners were drawn to Landing’s melodic storytelling, leading to over 11,000 albums sold and 15 million streams across all platforms. She went from having never performed live to playing over 150 concerts around the world, including Istanbul, London, Paris and Los Angeles. The perfectly bilingual artist also connected with francophone audiences thanks to French-language songs Je pars à l'autre bout du monde, Maman, Au-delà des mots and J’aurai cent ans, a duet with Louis-Jean Cormier written by Maxime Le Flaguais. She was even featured on Israeli artist Idan Raichel’s song Lumière.
Her earnest, refined music has already enchanted her hometown audience, and is destined to keep evolving.
29/08/20 Lag Mégantic, QC // Chapelle du rang 1
01/10/20 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
02/10/20 Sainte-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien
03/10/20 Longueuil, QC // Salle Jean-Louis Millette
08/10/20 Laval, QC // Salle André-Mathieu
09/10/20 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
10/10/20 Cowansville, QC // Église Emmanuel
19/11/20 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC // Quai des arts
20/11/20 Amqui, QC // Salle Jean-Cossette
21/11/20 Baie-Comeau, QC / Centre des arts
22/11/20 Sept-Îles, QC // Cégep de Sept-Îles
28/11/20 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
03/12/20 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Espace Rona / Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
04/12/20 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
05/12/20 Lavaltrie, QC // Église de Lavaltrie
12/12/20 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Corona
05/02/21 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
06/02/21 Lachine, QC // L'Entrepôt
18/02/21 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
19/02/21 Saint-Félicien, QC // Cégep de Saint-Félicien
20/02/21 Jonquière, QC // Côte-Cour
25/02/21 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150
26/02/21 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
19/03/21 Ottawa, ON // National Arts Centre
20/03/21 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
26/03/21 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la culture
27/03/21 Brossard, QC // Club Dix30
07/04/21 Drummondville, QC // Salle Léo-Paul-Therrien de la Maison des arts Desjardins
10/04/21 Terrebonne, QC // Salle Desjardins