Today, Montreal-based duo Milk & Bone presents Movies, an exhilarating pop song that follows the singles Borders and Bigger Love, unveiled earlier this year. The duo formed by Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin also announces the details of their upcoming album, Chrysalism. Available for pre-order (vinyl, CD and digital) as of today, Chrysalism will be released on October 28th, 2022 via Bonsound.
Movies is available now on all music services.
Rooted in a kind of candid nostalgia and carried by assertive pop melodies, Movies outlines an existence in a space where the rules are unknown, where the desire to connect to normalcy always falls short. Pick me up where you dropped me off. My safe words, they don’t work out here, sings Milk & Bone on the first verse of this song. Written during a stay in Los Angeles, the lyrics evoke the feeling of being lost amongst people with different emotional backgrounds and love languages. The song refers to a very specific dilemma: to succumb and become the perfect partner or to defend one's position, to stay true to oneself and to put an end to a relationship that is running out of steam. Inspired by Silk Chiffon, a recent collaboration between MUNA and Phoebe Bridgers, Movies is the first Milk & Bone track to feature guitar as the main instrument.
Born out of a profound desire to explore the depths of the human heart and reconnect with each other after a pandemic-induced hiatus, Chrysalism marks a departure into an unmistakably pop-forward territory. Its evocative title refers to the feeling of tranquility that comes with being indoors during a thunderstorm, privy to the drama while remaining somewhat removed and untouched. With enthralling vocal harmonies, synth-led music and melodic guitar riffs, the pair explores topics like love, longing and heartbreak from a decidedly more mature perspective, no longer choosing to see themselves as victims of circumstances but rather actors in the storyline of their love lives. Composed and recorded with the help of Micah Jasper (ELIO, Rebecca Black, Slayyyter), a Los Angeles-based producer who shares the duo’s pop sensibilities and references, Chrysalism is a poignant reflection of what it feels like to grow older and come into your own.
Since July 6th, 2022, Milk & Bone can be seen making an appearance in the movie Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between, an American production available on Netflix. In addition to making a cameo, the pair performs the songs Nevermore and Daydream during a concert attended by the protagonists of the film.
About Milk & Bone
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. As such, they are now preparing to return with Chrysalism in the fall of 2022.