Almost two years after the release of Musivision, her second album, Laurence-Anne returns with Polymorphe, a new single that affirms her mastery of dream pop. Carried by lush synth arrangements and a heart-warming chorus, Polymorphe is about the ever-changing nature of dreams and the desire to connect with them, as if they were entities in their own right.
The singer-songwriter describes her attempts to tame fear in the dream realm, a volatile environment that can go from serene to frightening in a manner of seconds. Dreams are sometimes a reflection of my anxiety, which manifests itself more vividly than when I'm awake, explains the artist regarding her main source of inspiration. I've often experienced sleep paralysis. It's in those moments that I get a feeling of being watched by the night, and I can feel it interacting with me. When I am awake, she shows me her beauty: she is quiet, whispering softly, shining with the moon and stars. When I am asleep, she sometimes shows me her darker side: her shadows, her secrets, she cries out her anguish. The song's steady rhythm and haunting melody aptly convey the dreamlike nature of the experiences to which Laurence-Anne refers.
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Following its release, Musivision received a nomination for Album of the Year - Alternative at the ADISQ gala and enabled Laurence-Anne to win the Artist of the Year award at the GAMIQ. The album also reached number one on CISM's year-end Francophone charts and was named one of the 15 best Quebecois albums of the year by Le Devoir.
This spring, Laurence-Anne will be heading to the United Kingdom to perform at three festivals (Wide Days, Liverpool Sound City and FOCUS Wales) and in London. She will also play at POP Montreal in September. Consult the list below for all tour dates.
The past two years were marked by several notable international stops for the singer and guitarist, who toured the United States as the supporting act for the South Korean band Se So Neon, taking the opportunity to give a memorable performance at SXSW. In addition, she performed in France, namely in Paris and at the Avec Le Temps festival in Marseille.
Laurence-Anne is an architect of the intangible; she sculpts musical landscapes composed of haunting melodies, lush synthesizers, synthetic rhythms and hazy textures, all coated with her voice capable of instilling both comfort and anxiety. All of these elements come together to create a blend of dream pop, coldwave and synthpop inspired by her imagination, intimately connected to her experiences, and deeply infused with her unique perspective. Shortly after entering the Montreal music scene, Laurence-Anne made a big splash in 2019 with a critically acclaimed debut album that made the Polaris Prize long list, which was followed by an EP showcasing her expanded musical horizons. Thus, the groundwork was laid for Musivision, a second album co-produced by Félix Petit (Les Louanges, Safia Nolin, Hubert Lenoir) which crystallized her creative identity.
04/15/2023 - Edinburgh, UK - La Belle Angele (Wide Days)
04/28/2023 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05/01/2023 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
05/04/2023 - Wrexham, UK - Penny Black (Focus Wales)
05/06/2023 - Wrexham, UK - The Rockin' Chair (Focus Wales)
09/28/2023 - Montreal, QC - Sala Rossa (POP Montreal)