Today, Laurence-Anne announces she will perform at the Phi Center on April 23rd 2022, for a unique anniversary concert celebrating Musivision, exactly one year after its release. The self-taught artist will present the songs that make up her second opus with its dream pop, art rock, cosmic funk and synthwave tones in a venue and in front of an audience in Montreal for the first time. Both "a collection of letters to a former secret lover" and "a soundtrack that echoes within the walls of a mysterious mansion", the entire universe of Musivision will come to life on the Phi Center stage, with scenography and arrangements designed especially for the occasion.
Tickets to see Laurence-Anne at the Phi Center on April 23, 2022 are on sale now.
Released last April via Bonsound, Musivision, welcomed warmly by the critics, marks a turning point in the artist’s career. The opus notably drew the attention of La Presse, Le Devoir, Le Journal de Montréal, 24 heures, Exclaim! and CBC Music, and charmed France Inter, Tsugi and Les Inrocks in Europe. In addition to being nominated at the ADISQ Gala for Album of the Year - Alternative and at the GAMIQ for Indie-Rock Album of the Year and Artist of the Year, Laurence-Anne received nominations for the Félix-Leclerc and SOCAN songwriting awards, and was named Discovery of the Year at the Prix Artisti.
With this collection of songs, Laurence-Anne, who has accustomed us to hypnotic and progressive impulses, 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) and star drummer Samuel Joly (Klaus, Marie-Pierre Arthur). Producer Jesse Mac Cormack also adds his bewitching touch to the mystical Parajos, a first foray into Spanish for Laurence-Anne.
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.