Directed by Jeanne Sigwalt and Oscarito Castro of La Piscine Mon Amour, Salutations soignées, sentiments distingués is out today via YouTube. Filmed in the fall of 2021 while Les Louanges was in Europe, the short film is divided into different tableaux, each one associated with a different song from Crash, the young artist’s sophomore album, released last January via Bonsound.
Over the course of the nearly 16 minutes that make up the film, the camera follows Vincent Roberge (aka Les Louanges) on his Parisian adventures, before shifting to a recording studio in Brussels and a beautiful beach in Deauville, Normandy. Filmed with a Super 8 camera, the footage of Les Louanges’ journey unfolds to the sound of Crash ’s stand-out tracks, including Pigeons, Qu'est-ce que tu m'fais, Dernière, Cruze and Gaston.
Sometimes profound, sometimes delirious, Vincent Roberge's remarks blend with Sigwalt and Castro's candid and spontaneous direction, creating a brightly colored short film that moves us with its sincerity. The film captures his state of mind, just a few weeks away from the release of his highly anticipated second album.
This summer, Les Louanges will perform at several festivals, including Osheaga, the Festif de Baie-Saint-Paul, the Francofolies de La Rochelle in France and the Festival de Dour in Belgium. The tour will carry on in the fall with dates all over Quebec, as well as in Ontario (Toronto and Ottawa) and in Europe (Paris, Lille and Brussels).
Consult the list below for all tour dates and visit www.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.
09/06/2022 - Lavaltrie, QC - Église Saint-Antoine-de-Lavaltrie
17/06/2022 - Saint-Casimir, QC - Microbrasserie Les Grands Bois (La Commission Brassicole)
18/06/2022 - Tadoussac, QC - Jardin Hydro-Québec (Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac)
07/07/2022 - Cowansville, QC - Stationnement du Pavillon des Sports Roland-Désourdy (Soif de Musique)
08/07/2022 - Trois-Rivières, QC - Scène du Quai (FestiVoix)
13/07/2022 - Plouha, FR - Le Barbe
14/07/2022 - La Rochelle, FR - Scène Rochelle Océan (Francofolies de La Rochelle)
15/07/2022 - Bruxelles, BE - Le Volta (On sale soon)
16/07/2022 - Dour, BE - La Petite Maison dans la Prairie (Dour Festival)
22/07/2022 - Baie-Saint-Paul, QC - Chapiteau SiriusXM (Le Festif!)
29/07/2022 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean-Drapeau (Osheaga)
10/08/2022 - Amqui, QC - Salle Jean-Cossette
11/08/2022 - Mont-Louis, QC - La Pointe Sec
12/08/2022 - Gaspé, QC - Scène Hydro-Québec sous le chapiteau à l'Arche (Festival musique du bout du monde)
13/08/2022 - Cap-aux-Meules, QC - Les Pas Perdus
20/08/2022 - Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC - Festival Artefact
27/08/2022 - Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC - Festival des Brasseurs
01/09/2022 - Gatineau, QC - Scène Casino Lac-Leamy (Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau)
25/09/2022 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
28/09/2022 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo
29/09/2022 - Lille, FR - Le Grand Mix (On sale soon)
08/10/2022 - Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
13/10/2022 - Drummondville, QC - Maison des arts Desjardins
14/10/2022 - Saint-Irénée, QC - Domaine Forget
15/10/2022 - Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Centre Culturel Berger
28/10/2022 - Quebec City, QC - Impérial Bell
05/11/2022 - Brossard, QC - Le Club DIX30
11/11/2022 - Saint-Prime, QC - Vieux Couvent de Saint-Prime
12/11/2022 - Saguenay, QC - Théâtre Palace Arvida
17/11/2022 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall
25/11/2022 - Ottawa, ON - The Bronson Centre
08/12/2022 - Victoriaville, QC - Carré 150 - Cabaret Guy-Aubert
09/12/2022 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Cabaret André-H.-Gagnon du Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
12/01/2023 - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC - Salle Albert-Dumouchel
14/01/2023 - Laval, QC - Annexe 3
03/02/2023 - Trois-Rivières, QC - Cabaret de l'Amphithéâtre Cogeco