Today, Les Louanges unveils an emotional live performance of the song Dernière, filmed at the Saint-Eustache church in Paris back in March as part of the Qui va piano va sano festival, which offers artists of all genres from around the world the opportunity to present their songs in an intimate arrangement comprised only of their voice and a piano. Dernière is the final track from Crash, Les Louanges’ sophomore album, released on January 21, 2022 via Bonsound. Along with this release, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist announces a series of concert dates in Europe this year.
Watch and share the live video of Dernière via YouTube.
Crash is available on vinyl, CD and all music services.
Directed by Sébastien Lefebvre, this live video of Dernière shows Les Louanges in a minimalist, yet striking light. Thanks to the unique acoustics of the church and the simplicity of the arrangements, this performance allowed Vincent Roberge to recontextualize the songs off his latest album, particularly Dernière, the only piano/vocal track on Crash.
In addition to a sold-out show at the MTELUS in Montreal on May 19, this year Les Louanges will perform across the province, including at Osheaga, the Festif de Baie Saint-Paul and the Impérial Bell. Later, he will make his way to Europe to perform at the Francofolies de la Rochelle, in France, on July 14 and at the Festival de Dour, in Belgium, on July 16. A concert is also scheduled at the Trabendo in Paris on September 28. Other dates in Europe will be announced soon.
Consult the list below for all tour dates and visit leslouanges.com to purchase your tickets.
Highly anticipated upon release, Crash has seduced the cultural press both in Quebec and on the other side of the Atlantic. The album received praise from the likes of Les Inrocks, France Inter, RTBF, Radio Nova, Exclaim!, La Presse and Le Devoir, which all commended the singer-songwriter’s new musical trajectory. Prior to its release, Les Louanges built up the anticipation by unveiling the music videos for Pigeons, Chaussée, Qu'est-ce que tu m'fais and Crash, the album's title track on which he collaborates with none other than Corneille, a true francophone R&B legend.
Echoing the last three years of Vincent Roberge's life, a pivotal period marked by the acclaim of his debut album La nuit est une panthère (2018), Crash is a recollection of harsh but necessary observations about love, friendships, success and all the loss of emotional control that follows. It's both the dream that turns into a nightmare and the yielding once the horizon clears.
Co-produced with his faithful collaborator Félix Petit, the album announces a more prominent pop direction, but through a musical quest that remains just as ambitious and inventive. Crash embodies the post-impact, the dizzying yet revealing imbalance that Vincent Roberge experienced after the big frenzy of the past few years. This sophomore album revives the complex and unique recipe of the singer-songwriter; his very own organic mix of R&B, jazz and soul. Equipped with a voice that is at once poised, versatile and laid-back, Les Louanges delivers brilliant, exploratory pop songs that take all sorts of avenues without ever losing the biting and languorous groove he is known for.
06/05/22 Ste-Thérèse, QC - Cabaret BMO SOLD OUT
07/05/22 Frelighsburg, QC - Beat & Betterave SOLD OUT
12/05/22 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
13/05/22 Amqui, QC - Salle Jean-Cossette
14/05/22 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC - Studio Hydro-Québec du Quai des arts SOLD OUT
19/05/22 Montréal, QC - MTELUS SOLD OUT
25/05/22 Montréal - 333 rue de Port-Royal O SOLD OUT
26/05/22 Mont-Laurier, QC - Espace Théâtre Muni-Spec
09/06/22 Lavaltrie, QC - Église St-Antoine
17/06/22 Saint-Casimir, QC - La Commission Brassicole
18/06/22 Tadoussac, QC - Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac
07/07/22 Cowansville, QC - Soif de Musique
08/07/22 Trois-Rivières, QC - FestiVoix
14/07/22 La Rochelle, FR - Francofolies de La Rochelle
16/07/22 Dour, BE - Dour Festival
22/07/22 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC - Le Festif!
29/07/22 Montréal, QC - Osheaga
01/09/22 Gatineau, QC - Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau
28/09/22 Paris, FR - Le Trabendo
08/10/22 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
13/10/22 Drummondville, QC - Maison des arts Desjardins
14/10/22 St-Irénée, QC - Domaine Forget
15/10/22 Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Centre Culturel Berger
28/10/22 Québec, QC - Impérial Bell
05/11/22 Brossard, QC - Le Club DIX30
11/11/22 Saint-Prime, QC - Vieux Couvent
12/11/22 Saguenay, QC - Théâtre Palace Arvida
08/12/22 Victoriaville, QC - Cabaret Guy-Aubert
09/12/22 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Cabaret André-H.-Gagnon
12/01/23 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield - Salle Albert-Dumouchel
14/01/23 Laval, QC - Annexe 3
03/02/23 Trois-Rivières, QC - Cabaret de l'Amphithéâtre Cogeco