Just before the launch of her new album, Lisa LeBlanc unveils Gossip, a funky song that embodies the essence of Chiac Disco. The Acadian singer-songwriter also premiered the song on Tout le monde en parle last Sunday during a stunning performance. This is Lisa’s fourth record in her career, and marks her return to francophone music 10 years after the release of her self-titled debut album. The album is out this Friday, March 18th via Bonsound.
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It was while writing Gossip that the idea of marrying Chiac and disco came to be, setting the tone for what would become Lisa LeBlanc’s new album. Encapsulating Chiac Disco's signature sound, the track is driven by a cyclical melody and enhanced by a flashy production inspired by the exuberance of the 70s. A pounding bass line, a dynamic saxophone solo and a vibraslap completes the song, giving it a distinctly funky feel. With some of Lisa's favourite lyrics off this new album, Gossip is an open love letter to Rogersville, Rosaireville, and Acadie as a whole.
Gossip is accompanied by a satirical music video directed by Alexandre Pelletier. Surrounded by a DIY retro aesthetic, Lisa plays a waitress who’s hungry for local gossip from her customers. It's a song about gossiping at Tim Horton's, so we wanted to visualize it in a friendly and humorous way, explains the director. Inspired by James Di Salvio's music videos for Jean Leloup, we went for a very DIY approach. The roles are played by three children, the sets are made of cardboard and the humour is very cartoonish. We had a lot of fun doing it!
Lisa LeBlanc will perform at MTELUS on June 16 as part of the Francos de Montréal and tickets are on sale now. About 30 other shows across Quebec are also announced for 2022. Visit lisaleblanc.ca or check the list below for all the dates.
About Chiac Disco
Recorded in Lisa’s home along with musicians Mico Roy, Léandre Bourgeois and Benoît Morier (with whom she co-produced the album), Chiac Disco is a collaborative and vibrant effort with a sixties/seventies feel. The album is a crossover of disco and Chiac, a kind of rural glamour. Featuring nifty guitar riffs, extravagant string arrangements, a lively rhythm section, vibrant horns, and poetic, humorous lyrics about everyday life, Chiac Disco is a spontaneous and freewheeling response to the bleak year that was 2020.
About Lisa LeBlanc
Not long after earning major praise at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby, Lisa LeBlanc unveiled her greatly acclaimed, self-titled debut album 10 years ago. She then released Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted in 2014, followed two years later by the Polaris short-listed Why You Wanna Leave Runaway Queen? She opted to sing in English on these last two efforts, thus expanding her creative potential and reaching out to new audiences. Those three albums sold over 140,000 copies. A few years later and with a new background as a music producer (after having worked with Édith Butler and Jacques Surette), Lisa now returns in full force with the highly anticipated Chiac Disco.
24/03/22 St-Eustache, QC - Centre d’art La petite église
25/03/22 St-Eustache, QC - Centre d’art La petite église SOLD-OUT
31/03/22 Waterloo, QC - Maison de la culture Waterloo
01/04/22 Shawinigan, QC - Trou du Diable
02/04/22 Shawinigan, QC - Trou du Diable
05/04/22 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
06/04/22 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
09/04/22 Frelighsburg, QC - Beat & Betterave SOLD-OUT
11/06/22 Val-David, QC - Mouton Noir
16/06/22 Montréal, QC - MTELUS (Francos de Montréal)
03/07/22 Trois-Rivières, QC - FestiVoix
21-24/07/22 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC - Le Festif!
08/09/22 Mont-Laurier, QC - Espace Théâtre Muni-Spec
09/09/22 Repentigny, QC - Théâtre Alphonse-Desjardins
10/09/22 Châteauguay, QC - Pavillon de l’Île
15/09/22 Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC - Salle Desjardins/Maria-Chapdelaine
16/09/22 Alma, QC - Boîte à Bleuets
17/09/22 Saguenay, QC - Théâtre Palace Arvida
22/09/22 Joliette, QC - Salle Rolland-Brunelle
23/09/22 Brossard, QC - Club DIX30
24/03/22 Mont-Tremblant, QC - Église du Village
10/11/22 Drummondville, QC - Maison des arts Desjardins
11/11/22 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
12/11/22 Laval, QC - Annexe 3
17/11/22. St-Jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
18/11/22 Longueuil, QC - Théâtre de la Ville
19/11/22 Ottawa, ON - The Bronson Centre
24/11/22 Ste-Geneviève, QC - Salle Pauline-Julien
25/11/22 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC - Café chez Rose
26/11/22 Ste-Thérèse, QC - Cabaret BMO
30/11/22 Matane, QC - Auditorium de la Polyvalente de Matane
01/12/22 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
02/12/22 Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Centre Culturel Berger
03/12/22 Lévis, QC - L’Anglicane
25/02/23 Magog, QC - Vieux Clocher de Magog
02/03/22 Beloeil, QC - Centre Culturel de Beloeil