During an online event on Friday hosted by France-based Quebecois journalist Nathalie Lesage (and presented by the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris), BEYRIES unveiled the music video for her song Nous sommes. The video stars the Montreal-born singer-songwriter, and was created by French director Raphaëlle Chovin and Quebecois actor Maxime Le Flaguais. Just like the song’s lyrics (written by Le Flaguais), nature is at the heart of the video in which BEYRIES, dressed as a knight, travels across snow-covered fields and forests, between mountains and rivers.
In the video, we witness the solitary progression of someone who’s been tried and tested by many hardships, explains Raphaëlle Chovin. However, I wanted to highlight that, even in solitude, we are always linked to others and we never forget our roots, our story and our battles.
Nous sommes is included on BEYRIES’ sophomore effort Encounter, released in November via Bonsound, and was recently heard on the Radio-Canada TV series District 31. This is the only French track on the album, and marks BEYRIES’ third collaboration with Maxime Le Flaguais, who also wrote the lyrics for J’aurai cent ans and Au-delà des mots. BEYRIES composed Nous sommes’ music with Pierre-Philippe Côté, aka Pilou.
Watch and share the video for Nous sommes via YouTube.
The album Encounter is available in stores and on all music services.
The album, which has garnered over 2 million streams across all platforms so far, also includes Graceless, a rousing, Springsteen-ian anthem that leaves no emotional stone unturned, and Closely, a tender, intimate conversation about what lies beneath. Every song on the majestic 11-track LP (produced by Alex McMahon) tells a story. Through BEYRIES’ unceasing commitment to songcraft, melody, harmony and lyrics, Encounter elegantly describes the earnest, fulfilling connections we make along our journey. While Exclaim! declared that Encounter is an ambitious record (...) made with great care, Clash Music compared standout track Over Me to Fleetwood Mac’s oeuvre and gave the album a score of 8/10.
To learn more about the album, BEYRIES presents the Encounter Podcast, an in-depth conversation between her and journalist Olivier Robillard-Laveaux. As part of this 3-episode mini series, the singer-songwriter discusses her journey from the release of her debut album Landing, to the release of her most recent LP. The first two episodes are available now on BEYRIES’ YouTube channel (with English subtitles) and on all podcast-hosting platforms.
After selling over 2000 tickets for a virtual concert presented by Montreal’s Place des Arts in January, BEYRIES was recently able to head back out on the road in her home province of Quebec to present her new album in front of audiences. Accompanied by three musicians, she will play shows in Sherbrooke and Brossard over the next few weeks. Please see below for a complete list of her tour dates and visit beyriesmusic.com for more details.
Last month, BEYRIES released a moving cover of the Bee Gees’ To Love Somebody, recorded while she was in a studio session with Pierre Marchand (who produced all of Sarah McLachlan’s studio albums since 1991’s Solace). Synched in an episode of the American TV series Grey’s Anatomy, her stripped-down version of the classic is #6 on Billboard’s March Top TV Songs chart, having been shazam’d over 34 000 times and streamed over 160 000 times. The morning following Grey’s broadcast, the song was at the top of iTunes Canada’s Songs chart and Tunefind’s Most Popular Songs Right Now chart.
30/04/21 Waterloo, QC - Maison de la culture de Waterloo - SOLD-OUT / POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA
15/05/21 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
20/05/21 Brossard, QC - Le Club DIX30
29/05/21 Cowansville, QC - Église Emmanuel - SOLD-OUT
14/08/21 Lac-Mégantic, QC - Festival Colline
23/10/21 Quebec City, QC - L'Impérial Bell
30/10/21 Victoriaville, QC - Le Carré 150 - Salle Les-frères-Lemaire
05/11/21 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde
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
26/11/21 Val-Morin, QC - Théâtre du Marais - SOLD-OUT
09/12/21 Laval, QC - Salle André-Mathieu
10/12/21 Saint-Jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
11/02/22 Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Cabaret BMO