With her dark, folk-inspired songs, Safia Nolin wins over fans and critics alike. Whether singing her own songs or covering Quebecois classics, she guides us through her unique universe.
Nominated at the ADISQ Gala for Folk Album of the Year and Critics’ Choice Album of the Year, Safia’s Polaris Long-Listed debut album Limoilou was released in September 2015 via Bonsound. The Quebec City singer-songwriter has since won the prestigious 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson, the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award at the 2016 ADISQ Gala, the 2016 SOCAN Breakthrough Award and two GAMIQ Awards for Folk Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. She was also nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for French Songwriter of the Year.
As suggested by the title of Reprises Vol.1 (2016), which earned her Félix trophies for Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year - Reinterpretation at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, Safia returned in 2019 with a second volume of covers via Bonsound. Reprises Vol.2 revisits and strips down eight more Francophone classics, all songs that Safia truly loves and considers to be well written. For this second collection, the singer-songwriter opted for a repertoire that’s closer to her generation, while still trying to represent various eras. Safia also released an emo covers EP titled xX3m0 $0ng$ 2 $!nG @L0nG 2Xx.
Reprises Vol.2 and xX3m0 $0ng$ 2 $!nG @L0nG 2Xx follow Dans le noir, Safia’s second LP of original songs released in the fall of 2018, and nominated at this year’s ADISQ Gala for Folk Album of the Year. Since it dropped, Safia has shared the Patrick Watson duet Mélancolie, the new track Claire, a video for Dagues starring drag queen Verona Verushka, while also performing over 50 concerts in Canada and France, including a headlining show on the Francos de Montréal’s main stage. Recently, she unveiled a breathtakingly gorgeous video for the bilingual Lesbian Break-up Song (feat. La Force), in collaboration with Bien à vous and The Womanhood Project.