Today marks the release of Chaussée, a brand-new song by Les Louanges, out now via Bonsound. As a follow-up to Pigeons unveiled back in April, Chaussée sets the table for his sophomore album to be released in 2022. With this new single, Les Louanges goes straight to the point and embraces his fondness for pop music with the help of vaporous, slightly retro synths. The chorus, which greatly complements the grooviness of the track, features two famous voices from the Quebec music scene, Marie-Christine Depestre and Dawn Cumberbatch (who has worked with none other than Céline Dion). Tomorrow night, watch Vincent Roberge (aka Les Louanges) perform Chaussée on the television show Bonsoir Bonsoir at 9 PM EDT on ICI Radio-Canada Télé.
Chaussée is available now on all music services.
With clear, direct harmonies and lyrics, this new single candidly expresses the powerlessness of a turbulent relationship in which there is little room for maneuver. Directed by Soleil Denault - who’s also behind the video for Pigeons - the music video for Chaussée portrays these hardships through a Bonnie & Clyde-like escape, ending with the protagonist being ejected from a moving car, only to land bleeding on the pavement.
The Lévis-born artist is taking advantage of this release to announce several upcoming shows in the next year. In the spring of 2022, he will first warm up on the stages of various Quebec music venues, with a series of concerts that will culminate with a headlining performance at MTELUS on May 19th. He will then hit the road again in the fall for other concerts across the province. See the list below for all the dates and visit leslouanges.com to purchase tickets.
In April 2021, Les Louanges returned with Pigeons, a deliberately sexy single that evoked the imminent arrival of summer. After a television premiere on Star Académie, it has now accumulated more than 500,000 streams, in addition to reaching BDS radio charts’ Top 25.
Having already accumulated over 20 million streams across all music platforms, Les Louanges received the Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year in 2020, for his album La nuit est une panthère, which also ended up on the prestigious Polaris Music Prize Short List the previous year. This debut effort earned Les Louanges a total of nine nominations at the ADISQ Gala, where he took home the awards for Critics' Choice, Alternative Album of the Year and Arrangements of the Year (with his collaborator Felix Petit).
02/04/2022 Waterloo, QC - Maison de la culture de Waterloo
09/04/2022 Gatineau, QC - Minotaure
16/04/2022 Lavaltrie, QC - Église St-Antoine
06/05/2022 Ste-Thérèse, QC - Cabaret BMO
07/05/2022 Frelighsburg, QC - Beat & Betterave
12/05/2022 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
13/05/2022 Amqui, QC - Salle Jean-Cossette
14/05/2022 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC - Studio Hydro-Québec du Quai des arts
19/05/2022 Montreal, QC - MTELUS
30/09/2022 Victoriaville, QC - Cabaret Guy-Aubert
08/10/2022 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
13/10/2022 Drummondville, QC - Maison des arts Desjardins
14/10/2022 St-Irénée, QC - Domaine Forget
15/10/2022 Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Centre culturel Berger
28/10/2022 Quebec City, QC - Impérial Bell
05/11/2022 Brossard, QC - Le Club DIX30
11/11/2022 Saint-Prime, QC - Vieux Couvent de Saint-Prime
12/11/2022 Saguenay, QC - Théâtre Palace Arvida
09/12/2022 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Cabaret André-H.-Gagnon
03/02/2023 Trois-Rivières, QC - Cabaret de l'Amphithéâtre Cogeco