Today, BEYRIES unveils Over Me, the follow-up single to Out of Touch (released a few months ago) and the second track off her upcoming sophomore effort due out this fall. Over Me is a powerful song about being powerless, and her vocals are both vulnerable and confident. The lyrics implore the listener to acknowledge their true self, embrace their emotions, and take back control. The added rhythm guitar and the soaring harmonies make Over Me a dynamic sing-along track.
Over Me is accompanied by a music video directed by Raphaëlle Chovin, a French director, screenwriter and editor based in Paris. Raphaëlle, who has worked with such artists as François and the Atlas Mountains, Natalie Dessay, and Lio, is the official video director of the Bataclan and directs music documentaries via Arte and France 5. The video focuses on the undefined and heightened emotions of being a teenager in an in-between state. It is a period full of doubts. Between two age groups, between two sexualities, between two moments of life. I decided to situate the action of the music video in the mid-80s to refine the image, free teenagers from today's means of communication and return to more frank, spontaneous and simple relationships, explains the director.
BEYRIES also announces updated tour dates for her new album. Most of the concerts scheduled for this fall have been moved to 2021, including her show at Corona Theatre in Montreal (now April 1, 2021). Visit beyriesmusic.com for all the information or check out the list of shows below.
Some artists seek out a life in music but for BEYRIES, the music found her. From a young age, growing up in Montreal, Amélie Beyries would write songs at her grandmother’s 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.
03/10/20 Longueuil, QC - Salle Jean-Louis-Millette
03/12/20 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde
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 St-Félicien
20/02/21 Jonquière, QC - Côté-Cour
25/02/21 Victoriaville, QC - Le Carré 150
26/02/21 Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Cabaret BMO
11/03/21 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
18/03/21 Lavaltrie, QC - Café Culturel de la Chasse-galerie
19/03/21 Ottawa, ON - Centre National des Arts
20/03/21 Val-Morin, QC - Théâtre du Marais
26/03/21 Waterloo, QC - Maison de la culture de Waterloo
27/03/21 Brossard, QC - Le Club DIX30
01/04/21 Montréal, QC - Théâtre Corona
07/04/21 Drummondville, QC - Maison des arts Desjardins
08/04/21 Shawinigan, QC - Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
10/04/21 Terrebonne, QC - Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne
29/05/21 Cowansville, QC - Église Emmanuel
16/11/21 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC - Quai des Arts
17/11/21 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins Telus
18/11/21 Amqui, QC - Salle Jean-Cossette
20/11/21 Sept-Îles, QC - Cégep de Sept-Îles
09/12/21 Laval, QC - Salle André-Mathieu
10/12/21 Saint-Jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault