One week before her show at Montreal’s Taverne Tour festival, Laurence-Anne unveils an eerie music video for Vitesse, the lead single from Oniromancie, her third album released via Bonsound last September. She seizes the opportunity to announce a Mexican tour, which will take place in February and March 2024.
Directed by Didier Pigeon-Perreault, the music video shows Laurence-Anne anxiously attending a rodeo event that gets weirder as the bad vibes become increasingly difficult to ignore. Oneirism and realism are the two worlds I wanted to bring together in the video, says the director. Coming from a cinematographic practice that mixes documentary and fiction to confuse the viewer between what's real and what's fake, I wanted to work with real footage while using a visual style that comes close to fiction.
The video’s monochrome color scheme, peculiar setting and frantic pace mirror the stress, anxiety and darkness channeled by the song. That's why I decided to set the action in a rodeo that looks neither Québécois nor American, a place of which the identity remains unclear, adds Didier. Laurence-Anne is witnessing a show that’s trying to get under her skin, but she can't figure out whether it's for good or evil.
Laurence-Anne will play at L’Esco in Montreal as part of Taverne Tour on February 8th. After that, she will go to Mexico for a series of concerts, including a performance at FIMPRO in Guadalajara on February 28th. This short tour will also take her to Mexico City, Aguascalientes and Querétaro. See the list below for all tour dates, including more shows in Quebec.
In 2023, Oniromancie and its singles garnered attention from both local and international radio stations and media outlets, including BBC Radio 6, BBC Scotland, The Line of Best Fit, BrooklynVegan, Under The Radar, Indie Rocks, Revista Marvin, Exclaim!, Radio-Canada, La Presse, Le Devoir, Le Temps, Billboard Canada and Ferarock.
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. On Oniromancie, her third album released in September 2023, she dives deep into the nocturnal world, moving seamlessly between sweet dreams and paralyzing nightmares. 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.
02/02/2024 - Terrebonne, QC - Le Moulinet
02/08/2024 - Montreal, QC - L'Escogriffe (Taverne Tour)
02/27/2024 - Mexico City, MX - Departamento
02/28/2024 - Guadalajara, MX - C3 Stage (FIM GDL)
02/29/2024 - Aguascalientes, MX - Sótano Stallworth
03/01/2024 - Guadalajara, MX - Red Rum (Subterfuge label showcase)
03/02/2024 - Querétaro, MX - Jardín Hércules
03/16/2024 - Alma, QC - Café du Clocher