Today, Lisa LeBlanc presents a live performance of her song Dans l'jus, which is currently nominated for Song of the Year at the Gala de l'ADISQ. The live footage was shot by Parce Que Films last June at the Francos de Montréal, where Lisa LeBlanc performed in front of an audience of over 45,000 people. The entire show was broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada Télé and is now available on Tou.tv. Featured on her album Chiac Disco, released via Bonsound in March 2022, Dans l'jus is a highlight from Lisa's current tour. It’s the song she uses to kick off her show each night.
Dans l'jus is a dazzling disco song with a grandiose opening, a solid rhythm section and shimmering, hypnotic arrangements. The lyrics reflect the omnipresence burn-out in our society as she sings: Wheel's turning but the hamster's dead. Lisa also takes the opportunity to poke fun at people who always seem to be in a hurry.
In addition to her Song of the Year nomination at the ADISQ Gala, the Acadian star is also in the running this year for Female Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year - International Recognition, Album of the Year - Popular (Chiac Disco), Show of the Year, Lighting Design of the Year (Julie Basse), Live Production of the Year (Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau), and Sound Design of the Year (Marc-André Duncan).
This coming winter, Lisa LeBlanc will realize a major dream that she’s had since the creation of Chiac Disco: a series of orchestra concerts presented at the Grand Théâtre de Québec (February 8th and 9th, 2024), at Place des Arts in Montreal (March 1st, 2024, Montreal en Lumière) and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa (March 15th, 2024). When we wrote these songs, we wanted to add orchestration like in the classic disco songs of the 70s, explains the singer-songwriter. Antoine Gratton wrote the string arrangements on the album, and now he's doing the arrangements for the show. It's a blessing to be able to play with an orchestra and to have so many musicians on stage.
Before embarking on her concert series, Lisa will tour Europe (France, U.K., Belgium) and the U.S. (Boston, New York, Chicago, and more) this fall. Visit lisaleblanc.ca or consult the list below for all details.
After earning a spot on the prestigious Polaris Music Prize short list in September 2022 with Chiac Disco, Lisa won a Félix for Pop Album of the Year and Album Production of the Year at the 2022 ADISQ Gala. Last December, the album also made it onto several year-end lists, notably those of Exclaim!, Libération, Ferarock, ICI Musique, Cult MTL, Le Devoir and Le Soleil.
About Lisa LeBlanc
Not long after earning major praise at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby, Lisa LeBlanc unveiled her greatly acclaimed, self-titled debut album 10 years ago. She then released Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted in 2014, followed two years later by the Polaris short-listed Why You Wanna Leave Runaway Queen?. She opted to sing in English on these last two efforts, thus expanding her creative potential and reaching out to new audiences. Those three records sold over 140,000 copies. A few years later and with a new background as a music producer (after having worked with Édith Butler and Jacques Surette), Lisa returned in full force in 2022 with the highly anticipated Chiac Disco.
08/11/2023 Allonnes, FR - Salle Jean-Carmet
10/11/2023 Rouen, FR - Zénith de la Métropole Rouen
11/11/2023 Lyon, FR - La Marquise
15/11/2023 Londres, GB - The Fiddler
16/11/2023 Rouen, FR - Zénith de la Métropole Rouen
17/11/2023 Angers, FR - Arena Loire de Trélazé
18/11/2023 Châteauroux, FR - MACH 36
21/11/2023 Lille, FR - La Bulle Café
22/11/2023 Lasne, BE - Le Rideau Rouge
23/11/2023 Bruxelles, BE - L'Ancienne Belgique
25/11/2023 Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie
05/12/2023 Boston, MA - City Winery
06/12/2023 New York, NY - Cafe Wha?
07/12/2023 Wayne, PA - 118 North
08/12/2023 Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
12/12/2023 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
13/12/2023 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
08/02/2024 Quebec City, QC - Grand Théâtre de Québec (Lisa Symphonique)
09/02/2024 Quebec City, QC - Grand Théâtre de Québec (Lisa Symphonique)
01/03/2024 Montréal, QC - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Lisa Symphonique presented as part of Montréal en Lumière)
15/03/2024 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Lisa Symphonique)