Today, Laurence-Anne unveils Flores, her second song to be written entirely in Spanish. Following Polymorphe and Politesse, this is the third single from her upcoming album, Oniromancie, which will be released on September 8th via Bonsound.
Flores is available on all music services.
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Composed during the writing process for Musivision, Flores’ instrumental framework exudes an aura of mystery through its layers of ethereal synthesizers and prominent bass line. The lyrics are repeated like an incantation, giving the impression that Laurence-Anne is casting a white magic spell.
The song may be interpreted as a form of feminine empowerment, a reassuring inner voice that shrugs off male adversity. Flores is about the moment when you face yourself in the mirror and call your inner strength to give you the courage to act, to get out of toxic situations. The constant battle between your two selves, the emotional and the rational, explains Laurence-Anne. Flowers are presented as a metaphor for human beings, who are capable of concealing a powerful poison beneath their deceptive beauty.
This spring, Laurence-Anne toured the UK to play at several festivals, including Wide Days (Scotland), Liverpool Sound City (England) and Focus Wales, as well as a concert in London. Her two previous singles were broadcast on some of the country's most influential radio stations, including BBC Radio 6 and BBC Scotland. The singer-songwriter will present her new album to audiences in Montreal and Quebec City this fall, with album launch shows at La Sala Rossa (as part of POP Montreal) and the Pantoum, respectively. She will also be supporting the electro-pop duo Milk & Bone for a few dates this fall and next winter. See the list below for all upcoming show dates.
Laurence-Anne dives deep into the nocturnal world on Oniromancie, moving seamlessly between sweet dreams and paralyzing nightmares. Produced alongside François Zaïdan, this album further pushes the groundwork established on her previous releases, proving to be denser and darker, while still remaining faithful to her penchant for creating a conceptual and immersive universe. Through a combination of dream/art/synthpop with coldwave and experimental influences sprinkled in here and there, Laurence-Anne creates eleven distinct landscapes that emanate dreamlike, intimate music. Drawing from the depths of its creator's subconscious, Oniromancie manages to spellbind listeners by revealing a universe that exists only to those who lend an ear, one in which Laurence-Anne opens up more than ever while still deepening the mysterious aura that surrounds her.
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. In September 2023, Laurence-Anne will reveal Oniromancie, her most conceptual work to date.
08/07/2023 Saint-Paulin, QC - Aux berges du lac au Castor (Double bill with VioleTT Pi)
15/09/2023 Pont-Rouge, QC - Moulin Marcoux ○
16/09/2023 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada ○
22/09/2023 Frelighsburg, QC - Beat & Betterave ○
28/09/2023 Montréal, QC - Sala Rossa (POP Montréal) ●
30/09/2023 Québec, QC - Le Pantoum ●
03/12/2023 Gatineau, QC - Le Minotaure (Double bill with Bibi Club)
09/12/2023 Mont-Tremblant, QC - L'Église du Village ○
02/02/2024 Terrebonne, QC - Le Moulinet ○
03/02/2024 Cowansville, QC - Espace Diffusion ○
15/03/2024 Saint-Félicien, QC - Salle Azimut du Cégep de St-Félicien
16/03/2024 Alma, QC - Café du Clocher
○ Supporting Milk & Bone
● Oniromancie album launch