Milk & Bone returns today with Borders, a lively pop song with a refreshing and summery feel that unfolds like an epistolary correspondence. This new song follows the release of the slow-burn single Bigger Love back in April.
Written at the peak of the pandemic, Borders explores the toll on a longing woman’s imagination when she cannot travel to connect with the object of her desire. I’m coming over, across that border / Got nothing to declare / Except for this sharp despair, sing Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne on the song’s catchy chorus.
In addition to expressing the difficulty of long-distance relationships, the lyrics provide a universal perspective on tumultuous love stories and the feeling of melancholy. Borders is what happens when an obsessive person thinks about the what-ifs of their teenage romance, explains Milk & Bone. It's a reminiscence of simpler times, when emotions always spoke louder than words, and when everything was either black or white, complete and eternal.
A soon-to-be summer hit, Borders is one of Milk & Bone's most danceable tracks to date. Backed by an upbeat rhythm, which is highlighted by 80s-style drums and electric guitars, the song's candy-pop flavor contrasts with the intensity of its theme and gives these lingering feelings a lighter vibe.
Behind the entrancing vocal harmonies and heartbreakingly honest lyrics of the electro-pop duo Milk & Bone hides the vibrant inner world of close friends and musicians Laurence Lafond-Beaulne (Soft Fabric) and Camille Poliquin (KROY). With every release, Milk & Bone redefine the boundaries of pop music with a mix of deeply emotional tracks and candy-pop hymns.
Since coming together to create Milk & Bone in 2015, the duo has spawned two critically acclaimed albums and one EP: Little Mourning (2015), Deception Bay (2018) and DIVE (2019) on top of accumulating over 75 million streams online. On stage, the musicians have captivated audiences while touring across Canada, Europe and the United States. At home, the duo’s touchingly personal songs have reached fans of such television series as Riverdale, Search Party, Broad City and Tiny Pretty Things, as well as several advertising campaigns, including Dior.
Milk & Bone has won a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year (2019), and was nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2016, as well as two Long List nominations for the Polaris Prize (2015 and 2018). Outside their record releases as Milk & Bone, Laurence and Camille have also crafted music for two original shows produced by Cirque du Soleil, as well two feature films from Québécois filmmaker Podz. The theme song for King Dave, titled Natalie, earned the pair a nomination for Achievement in Music (Original Song) at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.
Since the duo’s last release in 2019, a lot (and very little) has happened in the world. A global pandemic halted life everywhere and forced musicians like Milk & Bone to put their careers on pause. This much-needed break gave the duo a chance to get to know themselves better and reconnect with each other.