Laurence-Anne unveils Tempête, a third single off her upcoming sophomore effort, Musivision. The singer blurs the lines between hypnotic and progressive vibes on Tempête, venturing into a rich pop landscape where rock, synthwave and blues meld into a psychedelic atmosphere with a languid groove. This new song follows Indigo and Nyx, the first two tracks off the album, which embody the emotional and musical duality of this opus, due out this Friday, April 23rd via Bonsound.
A music video with a mysterious atmosphere accompanies the song. Set in three distinct locations - a pool, a labyrinth of white sheets, and under a threatening sky - the images serve as a reminder of Laurence-Anne's electrifying stage performances. Tempête is inspired by science fiction films of the 80s, says director Léa Dumoulin. At the center of the turmoil, Laurence-Anne acts as a resilient entity, exuding sensual energy and warmth.
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The single is available on all streaming platforms.
Composed during a snowstorm in Marsoui, Gaspésie, the singer-songwriter took a long time before fully embracing the song: I wasn't sure it represented me well. I found it too pop, even cheesy in terms of melody and form, explains Laurence-Anne. It's new in my creative process, to assume more "structured" songs. But then, after listening to it over and over again, I started to really like it. Especially the Fleetwood Mac ending.
Beyond its musical form, Tempête (“Storm” in French) is captivating with its sensitive lyrics, and evokes moments of uncertainty, like a romance on the verge of collapse. Why do hurricanes always come to my house? asks Laurence-Anne at the end of this moving song, which echoes the melancholy of Indigo.
Musivision, Laurence-Anne’s sophomore album, was recorded at studio B-12 in Valcourt, taking shape alongside her loyal musicians Naomie De Lorimier, David Marchand and Ariel Comtois. Co-produced by Félix Petit (Bellflower, Les Louanges), Musivision also benefits from the contribution of guitarist Julian Perreault (Corridor), star drummer Samuel Joly (Klaus, Marie-Pierre Arthur) and producer Jesse Mac Cormack.
Independent record store Le Vacarme, located in Rosemont in Montreal, is offering an exclusive pre-order of the Musivision vinyl, which will be available for in-store pick-up. Bundles including both the Musivision and Accident vinyls are also available for pre-order through Bonsound's online store, right here.
Laurence-Anne is a self-taught singer and guitarist who was a teenager when she wrote her first songs. The young woman was inspired by Feist and at first was really drawn towards the minimalist indie folk sound. Once she arrived in Montreal, she started leaning towards a more rock sound. The young woman traded her acoustic instrument for an electric one, and in 2017 landed herself in the Francouvertes finals. Two years later, her first album Première apparition was named on the long list of the prestigious Polaris Prize, and reached the top of CISM’s year-end best-of chart for French albums. The new darling of critics and college radios performed at all of Quebec’s big festivals (Noce, FME, Frimat, FEQ, Festif) and even tested the waters in France (MaMA, Aurores Montréal) before returning home to record Accident, an EP with a touch of punk, indie-pop and tropical vibes. This astonishing, fertile sound exploration has led her to her second full-length album Musivision, due out on April 23rd via Bonsound.