Today, Montreal-based singer-songwriter Claudia Bouvette presents three songs as part of an Apple Music Home Session. This intimate, stripped-down project recorded and produced entirely at home features new versions of two of her songs, Touchée-Coulée and Flowers, as well as a cover of Simple Plan's I'm Just a Kid. All three songs are available exclusively on Apple Music.
Less than a year after releasing her first album The Paradise Club, Claudia Bouvette now returns with completely different versions of Flowers and Touchée-Coulée, both taking a more refined form. The original electronic instrumentation of Touchée-Coulée is replaced by heavy guitars and a languid tempo: I felt like it was a song that was meant to be played a little more punk rock. I went back to the basics for this version, in the most simplistic and stripped-down way. To me, it gives a whole new meaning to the song. The track Flowers, which is sparkling and energetic on the album, is transformed into a haunting, ethereal ballad, putting to the fore all the tenderness of Claudia's voice.
These two new versions are accompanied by a cover of Simple Plan's hit I'm Just a Kid, also recorded and produced between her bedroom and that of her friend Tommy Lunaire. Claudia transforms this 2000's pop punk anthem into a sweet ballad carried by her acoustic guitar and delicate voice. She chose this song for its nostalgic value: I'm Just a Kid was a really important part of my youth. I've listened to it easily thousands of times, and it makes me revisit and relive emotions from that period, like a kind of positive nostalgia that transports us to the early 2000s.
After performing the hits from her latest album at Santa Teresa, the FEQ, OSHEAGA, Pride Montreal’s SuXession show, and various other events this summer, Claudia Bouvette will make an appearance at the Festival des Montgolfières de Gatineau in September. Later, she will join Tyler Shaw as his supporting act for his tour dates in Ontario and as a co-headliner in Montreal on November 18th, 2022. See the list below for all the dates.
About The Paradise Club
The Paradise Club is a showstopper of an album, featuring outbursts brilliantly paired with dance steps, raw lyrics that skillfully shift from English to French, and catchy rhythms. Claudia sings about her failed and fallen loves, the drama of devastating relationships, and the emotional turmoil surrounding her life. Above all it's a moving work of reconstruction, where distress moves towards emancipation. Co-written and co-produced by Claudia and Connor Seidel, The Paradise Club is the album that is both intense and festive, introspective and playful, about a young artist in full possession of her craft.
About Claudia Bouvette
Born in Bromont (QC), Claudia Bouvette now lives and works in Montreal. The singer-songwriter has always been passionate about music. After a stint in television, she returned to her first love in 2019 and released her first EP featuring eight songs written and produced with Connor Seidel. She spent the following two years polishing her songwriting and musical production techniques. Her debut full-length album, The Paradise Club, was released on May 20th, 2022 via Bonsound.
04/09/2022 Gatineau, QC - Festival des Montgolfières de Gatineau
16/11/2022 Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Commons Theatre ○
17/11/2022 Belleville, ON - Empire Theatre ○
18/11/2022 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre ●
○ Supporting Tyler Shaw
● Co-headline with Tyler Shaw
[Claudia’s] voice melds beautifully with the ’90s-inspired backdrop, which is punctuated with a thick bass groove, sauntering drums and bubbling synths.
[...] on passe d’une ambiance à l’autre en se laissant surprendre par l’agréable légèreté des compositions et la finesse de la réalisation. - Philippe Renaud
Returning to her bold and driven aesthetic throughout, this fresh and exciting return cements [Claudia Bouvette] as one of the more enticing names on the scene today.
Avec The Paradise Club, Claudia Bouvette prouve à qui en doutait qu’elle est une auteure-compositrice-interprète de talent, qui risque de nous surprendre avant longtemps. - Mélissa Pelletier
Le Journal de Montréal