Today, BEYRIES returns with Closely, a new, moving song that will surely touch the hearts of her audience. The track is off her upcoming sophomore album Encounter, to be released on November 13th via Bonsound. The album is available to pre-order now.
As the name implies, BEYRIES lays herself bare without pretense on Closely, a tender, intimate conversation about what lies beneath, complete with soaring harmonies, reverberating percussion and a haunting piano. The new single follows the exhilarating Over Me and the memorable Out of Touch, and finds BEYRIES right in her element, with little separation between herself and the listener.
Closely is accompanied by a music video directed by Raphaëlle Chovin, the same French director who offered us the video for Over Me. Closely is a melancholic, warm road movie that meanders through memory lane, making the present stronger and more powerful, explains the director.
Every song on Encounter, BEYRIES’ new majestic 11-track LP, tells a story. Through her unceasing commitment to songcraft, to melody, harmony and lyrics, the album elegantly describes the earnest, fulfilling connections we make along our journey. Composed entirely on her recently restored 1923 Heintzman & Co. family piano, and expanded with lush instrumentation, BEYRIES approached songwriting with a fundamental desire to write songs like the classics from her youth. She kept working at them, until each piece embodied the kind of timeless spirit that leaves a person in awe. Encounter also asks and answers the question that lingers in every songwriter: what’s my story? With this album, BEYRIES dug deep within herself to share her story in a way like never before.
With her debut album Landing, BEYRIES became a sensation in her home province of Quebec simply by being herself. Growing up in Montreal, Amélie Beyries wrote songs at a young age on 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, working in both the food and film industries. Inspired by artists who can create intimate moments with their music, BEYRIES tells simple and honest stories with her lyrics and melodies. Listeners were drawn to Landing, with 11.5K albums sold and 15 million streams across all platforms. The deeply personal connections she’s formed throughout her musical journey have inspired the songs on her new album, Encounter.
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