Today, Laurence-Anne unveils a music video for the song Strange Feeling. Released last April via Bonsound, Musivision, her second album with dream pop, art rock, cosmic funk and synthwave hues, sees the musician reinvent herself. Both a "collection of letters intended for a former secret lover" and a "soundtrack that resonates within the walls of a mysterious mansion", the critically acclaimed opus marks a turning point in the career of the self-taught artist. Musivision has attracted the attention of La Presse, Le Devoir, Le Journal de Montréal, 24 heures, Exclaim! and CBC Music, as well as France Inter, Tsugi and Les Inrocks in Europe.
Filmed and edited in its entirety by the young Montreal artist, the music video for Strange Feeling features footage collected during a trip to Mexico in November 2018 for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) holiday. Short clips showcasing fireworks loops, landscapes of a Mexican village, along with the traditional parade celebrating the Day of the Dead are layered over Laurence-Anne's pristine vocals, capturing the song's softness and ethereal character.
Watch and share the music video for Strange Feeling via YouTube.
Musivision is available on vinyl, CD and on all music services.
Laurence-Anne also announces several show dates in Quebec this fall. The musician will finally have the opportunity to present the songs from Musivision to the public. Among other stops, she will be performing at the Festival de la musique émergente in Rouyn-Noranda and at the Francos de Montréal. The full list of dates is available below and tickets can be purchased via laurence-anne.com.
With this new collection of songs, Laurence-Anne ventures into a rich pop landscape where rock, synthwave and blues meld into a psychedelic atmosphere with a languid groove. It’s settled in a small chalet in Marsoui, Gaspésie, that the singer-songwriter created the demos for her album, both tender and captivating. Recorded at studio B-12 in Valcourt, Musivision took shape alongside her loyal musicians Naomie De Lorimier, David Marchand and Ariel Comtois, in addition to benefiting from the contribution of producer Félix Petit (Les Louanges, Hubert Lenoir), guitarist Julian Perreault (Corridor), star drummer Samuel Joly (Klaus, Marie-Pierre Arthur) and Jesse Mac Cormack, who produced Parajos.
02/09/21 Rouyn-Noranda, QC - FME
04/09/21 Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC - Festival Artefact
09/09/21 Montréal, QC - Francos de Montréal
10/09/21 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
24/09/21 Lavaltrie, QC - Église Saint-Antoine-de-Lavaltrie (with LUMIÈRE)
15/10/21 Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boîte Noire
06/11/21 Trois-Rivières, QC - Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
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, out since last April via Bonsound.