Crashing Waves - Live Sessions
Une voix céleste. Des arrangements eighties nocturnes envoutants.
Émilie Côté, La Presse
Secret Sun, the duo of Anne-Marie Campbell and Simon Landry, crafted lush and languid alternative pop songs that were simply spellbinding. Campbell has one of those beguiling, siren-like voices that effortlessly moves from high to low and back again.
Dominick Mastrangelo, Brooklyn Vegan
On a beautiful evening in Parc Lafontaine in 2011, Simon Landry and Anne-Marie Campbell joined forces and promised to write a series of songs for a vibrant, emotional, and luminous project named Secret Sun. Their first full-length album, Cold Coast, was released in September of 2014, via Bonsound.secret-sun.com
Secret Sun (formed by Anne-Marie Campbell and Simon Landry) released their debut album, Cold Coast, on September 30th, 2014 via Bonsound.
Both rich and ethereal, Cold Coast was produced by Sébastien Blais-Montpetit (Radio Radio) and François Lafontaine (Karkwa), with whom the band sought to create a unique, vibrant mood. The result is ten melodious and interconnected songs; pop music that is comforting but not predictable.
On this first album, nocturnal vintage synths and spellbinding eighties arrangements rub shoulders with Simon’s electric guitar riffs, crafting a rich, hypnotizing sonic universe. Anne-Marie’s beguiling, siren-like voice (Brooklyn Vegan) brings contrast and light to the heavy, striking beats.
Secret Sun revisits soft rock by mixing genres with finesse and extravagance. Each song has its own universe where the differences between melancholy, introspection, dream and sensuality are no longer clear.
On a beautiful evening in Parc Lafontaine in 2011, Simon Landry and Anne-Marie Campbell joined forces and promised to write a series of songs for a vibrant, emotional, and luminous project named Secret Sun.
After writing for a full year, and with the help of producers François Lafontaine and Sebastien Blais-Montpetit, the band made their vision a reality and recorded their EP Cold Coast. They released the EP on Bandcamp for the masses.
In 2013, the band played shows in various bars on St-Laurent and was part of the MEG and M for Montreal programs. Another highlight from Secret Sun's short history is their sold-out Pop Montreal show with Thus Owls on the Ubisoft rooftop. Echoes of the show rumbled through the backstreets of Mile-End and made their way into the pages of Brooklyn Vegan, La Presse, La Bible Urbaine and Pitchfork.