Today, Montreal-based electro-pop duo Milk & Bone releases a cover of Pomme’s On brûlera, their first recording in French, along with a stripped-down version of their recent hit Bigger Love as part of the Spotify Singles series. This release comes shortly after the announcement of their upcoming album Chrysalism, available for pre-order (vinyl, CD and digital) and out on October 28th, 2022 via Bonsound.
The pair formed by Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin wanted to create a slower, more intimate version of Bigger Love. We opted for a trip hop sound that we think is very melancholic, explains the duo. This relaxed pace better conveys the feelings of introspection and heartache evoked through the lyrics while also leaving more room for the song’s original harmonies to shine.
Along with this new version of Bigger Love, Milk & Bone presents a cover of Pomme’s On brûlera, which is their first time recording an entire song together in French. The duo chose this song in particular because of its beautiful lyrics and melody, the latter being something they wanted to keep from the original song: We wanted to make it our own with the harmonies, but keep the melody intact because it's so beautiful and powerful. We played with layers of synths and texture, which is what we love to do in our music. It’s the part we love the most about this version, it brings the song somewhere else. Their interpretation is just as delicate as the original, but its addition of synthesized textures gives it an otherworldly atmosphere that fits seamlessly with their new, dreamier version of Bigger Love.
Chrysalism, Milk & Bone’s third studio album, marks a departure into an unmistakably pop-forward territory. 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, choosing to see themselves as actors in the storyline of their love lives. The album was composed and recorded alongside Micah Jasper (ELIO, Rebecca Black, Slayyyter), a Los Angeles-based producer and friend of the duo who shares their pop sensibilities and references. Chrysalism is a poignant reflection of what it feels like to grow older and come into your own.
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 on October 28th, 2022.