Encounter, BEYRIES’ sophomore album, is out today on Bonsound. The singer-songwriter takes this opportunity to unveil the music video for the song Graceless, a rousing, Springsteen-ian anthem that leaves no emotional stone unturned and gets you bobbing your head. When we inevitably return to some sort of normalcy with live performances, expect Graceless to become an instant concert favourite, one that simultaneously hits your gut and sticks in your head.
The music video for Graceless was created by French director Raphaëlle Chovin, who directed the videos for Closely and Over Me, two singles that are also off her new album Encounter. The video expresses the sentiment that no matter our situation, we can make it work when we join forces. Propelled by grandiose aesthetics and a unifying narrative, Graceless expands the scope of BEYRIES as an artist, capturing the essence of today’s unpredictable climate, while honouring the difficult personal battles we all face.
Watch and share the music video for Graceless via YouTube.
Encounter is available on vinyl and on all music services.
BEYRIES invites you to the virtual launch of her new album Encounter on Thursday, November 19th. The event will be streamed for free on her Facebook page and will be hosted by Rebecca Makonnen. In addition to answering the host's questions, BEYRIES will perform some of her new songs live from Studio Dandurand. Click here for more information.
Every song on Encounter, BEYRIES’ new majestic 11-track LP, tells a story. Through her unceasing commitment to songcraft, 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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