22February | Friday

Montreal, QC

MTELUS|8:30pm - All ages

23February | Saturday

Gatineau, QC

Le Petit Chicago|9:00pm - 18+

18June | Tuesday

Montreal, QC

Club Soda|7:00pm - All ages

Voilà un projet unique côté québécois : il n’existe en Amérique francophone aucun équivalent connu publiquement à Les Louanges (pseudo de Vincent Roberge), garçon biberonné au jazz, mais aussi à la soul, au funk, au hip-hop, à la vaporwave, à la chillwave… et à l’écriture poétique. Alain Brunet, La Presse

Vincent Roberge donne dans le jazz à ascendance rap – ou serait-ce le contraire? –, tapisse ses compositions de guitares basses funk, de chant R&B. Une proposition extrêmement riche et impossible à étiqueter, possiblement le meilleur disque québécois de la rentrée. Catherine Genest, VOIR

AboutLes Louanges

Les Louanges consists of Vincent Roberge... and that is it! The multi-instrumentalist - finalist at the 2017 Francouvertes and the 2015 Festival International de la Chanson de Granby - made a splash thanks to his EP’s jazzy, slacker-rock vibe and the unique timbre of his voice. For his debut full-length La nuit est une panthère, the young producer embarks on a new path by exploring more chillwave, R&B and hip-hop sounds.

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Les louanges' La nuit est une panthère is available now on all digital platforms and in stores!

La nuit est une panthère is the album that Les Louanges (whose real name is Vincent Roberge) wanted to release a long time ago. Both down-to-earth and poetic, the 14 pieces reflect his immense talent as an artist. He sings in French and belongs to that new generation of Quebec artists whose main artistic approach is to deconstruct musical genres and styles. He leads the audience through a variety of different tones while staying true to his roots in his lyrics.

His new album is a good mix of eclectic songs. It’s pop, it’s jazzy (the song Jupiter), with a perfectly balanced amount of R&B (Westcott), hip-hop (Tercel) and chillwave. I’ve always listened to hip-hop and I have a training in jazz music. I’m very familiar with both genres, he highlights. His music is inspired by great contemporary composers as well as a new generation of forward thinking artists. He cites Frank Ocean, Hiatus Kaiyote, BadBadNotGood and Robert Glasper as his main influences.

The creating process of this new project is significantly different from his previous work (Le Mercure EP, 2017). I had to relearn how to write, he admits. I found my own flow, then proceeded to adapt my lyrics to my music.

As a multi-instrumentalist who plays a little bit of everything in the recording studio, Les Louanges surrounded himself with talented musicians to create La nuit est une panthère. William Côté (Misc) plays the drums on most songs, Pierre-David Girard plays the bass and Félix Petit is on keys and saxophone. The latter co-produced the album with Vincent Roberge himself. Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu (Misc, Bellflower) makes an appearance on songs Tercel and DMs. He manages to takes the melodies apart, which add to the final result’s texture.

Biography

Les Louanges consists of Vincent Roberge... and that is it! He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays a little bit of everything in the recording studio and who surrounds himself with other musicians on stage. Les Louanges launched his first EP, Le Mercure, on his Bandcamp page in 2016. He added an extra track, Encéphaline (which won a SOCAN Songwriting Prize), then formally released the EP the following year. Finalist at the 2017 Francouvertes and the 2015 Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, the Montreal-based Lévis-native made a splash thanks to his EP’s jazzy, slacker-rock vibe and the unique timbre of his voice. For his debut full-length La nuit est une panthère, the young producer embarks on a new path by exploring more chillwave, R&B and hip-hop sounds.

Upcoming shows

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La nuit est une panthère

Wednesday
12
Dec.

Les Louanges

ParisFR
Le Pop-Up du Label
7:30pm - All ages
Thursday
17
Jan.

Les Louanges

Sainte-ThérèseQC
Bar Le Cha Cha
8:00pm - 18+

Les Louanges

L'AssomptionQC
Théâtre Hector-Charland
8:00pm - All ages
With

Philippe Brach

Les Louanges

La BaieQC
Bistro Café Summum
8:00pm - All ages
Friday
01
Feb.

Les Louanges

SherbrookeQC
La Petite Boîte Noire
9:00pm - All ages
Saturday
02
Feb.

Les Louanges

LavaltrieQC
Café culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
8:00pm - All ages

Les Louanges

Quebec CityQC
Impérial Bell
8:00pm - All ages
With

Andy Shauf

Les Louanges

MontrealQC
MTELUS
8:30pm - All ages
With

Ariane Moffatt

Saturday
23
Feb.

Les Louanges

GatineauQC
Le Petit Chicago
9:00pm - 18+
Friday
22
Mar.

Les Louanges

Quebec CityQC
Impérial Bell
8:00pm - All ages
With

Ariane Moffatt

Les Louanges

DrummondvilleQC
Maison des Arts Desjardins Drummondville - Studio EGR
8:00pm - All ages

Les Louanges

MontrealQC
Club Soda
Francos de Montréal
7:00pm - All ages

Les Louanges

Petite-ValléeQC
Chapiteau de la Vieille Forge
Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée
11:00pm - All ages

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