Channelling her inner-diva, Lisa LeBlanc returns with a bang (and some sequins) with Pourquoi faire aujourd’hui, her first original song since the release of her 2016 album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?. Backed by an eccentric and psychedelic synth line, a popping rhythm guitar, a funky bass line and wraparound drums, this new hit is a preview of her upcoming album, due out next year. Pourquoi faire aujourd'hui also marks a turning point in the Acadian artist's career, who effortlessly embraces her penchant for 70's music by branching out into disco with a hint of funk, while still keeping a contemporary edge. Lisa will premiere her new song on Noovo's La semaine des 4 Julie, tonight at 9pm EDT.
Pourquoi faire aujourd’hui is available now on all music services.
With powerful vocals, Lisa LeBlanc pays tribute to the golden age of disco music and the simple things in life. As the song's verses unfold, Lisa lists all the things she could do today, but would rather put off until tomorrow. With an extravagant, danceable instrumentation and fun, light-hearted lyrics, anyone will be able to relate to Pourquoi faire aujourd’hui, to the point of suddenly wanting to sing the catchy chorus at the top of their lungs with Lisa.
Along with the new song comes a fun and colourful music video in which Lisa LeBlanc learns how to roller skate surrounded by friends. Shot in Moncton this summer, the video was directed by Adam Coulstring.
With two albums and an EP, hundreds of shows and over 140,000 albums sold across two continents, Lisa LeBlanc has had a brilliant first decade in her career. Following the success of her acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2012, Lisa was awarded the Breakthrough Artist of The Year award at the ADISQ Gala. Two years later, the release of her 6-track EP Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted confirmed the young artist's remarkable versatility. She found the inspiration for this EP as well as for Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, her sophomore effort released in 2016, when she hit the road and followed the path of the Beat Generation across Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin and San Francisco. After many tours across Canada, USA and Europe, Lisa was nominated at the 2017 Juno Awards in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year category for Why You Wanna Leave…, which was also short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize that year.
Following a year off, during which Lisa focused on album producing (Edith Butler, Jacques Surette), she recently returned to writing and composing. With Pourquoi faire aujourd'hui, the Acadian songstress is ready to reclaim the spotlight and shows no fear in taking new musical directions.