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Dans le noir
Du folk fragile de naufragé, des chansons bouteilles à la mer auxquelles on a pu s’accrocher comme à des bouées.
There’s a sensitivity that’s fantastic. It’s tough. It’s real. But melodically, it’s so strong that it brings you somewhere else altogether. I love this woman. She’s completely different from everyone else. And she’s super young.
Laurent Saulnier, FrancoFolies de Montréal
une voix à fleur de peau, chargée d’émotions et de sensibilité.
Émilie Côté, La Presse
la révélation québécoise en chanson cette année.
Stéphane Leclair, Ici Première
With her dark, folk-inspired songs, Safia Nolin won over fans and critics alike, winning the Félix for Female Artist of the Year at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, one year after being named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the same gala.safianolin.com
Named Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2016, and Female Artist of the Year at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, Safia Nolin announces her new album, Dans le noir, will be released on October 5th via Bonsound. This second LP of original songs will be available three years after her debut album Limoilou, which introduced her downer-folk music to the world. Safia’s new tour will kick off on October 18th at Théâtre Outremont, in Montreal, and includes five dates in France in November and more than 30 dates in Canada.
The album Dans le noir is available now to pre-order, and includes an immediate download of Les chemins.
Les chemins, the first single off the new album, is accompanied by a performance video that is both grandiose and spooky, directed by Jean-François Sauvé. Written in December 2016 during a creative residency at Alberta’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Les chemins touches upon the way death’s inevitability affects our life and our relationships. Tant que la mort n’est pas loin / Je pourrai passer (As long as death isn’t far off / I could swing by), sings Safia in a high-pitched register that is surprising, gripping, and totally poignant. The song is available on all music services.
With her dark, folk-inspired songs, Safia Nolin won over fans and critics alike, winning the Félix for Female Artist of the Year at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, one year after being named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the same gala. Whether singing her own songs or covering Quebecois classics, she guides us through her unique universe. Safia Nolin’s third album - her second LP of original songs - is titled Dans le noir and will be released on October 5th, 2018 via Bonsound.
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, 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.
In November 2016, Safia released a surprise album, titled Reprises Vol.1, on which she pays tribute to music from la belle province. She’s put her own sensitive twist on eight Quebecois classics. The album went on to win the Félix for Album of the Year - Reinterpretation at the 2017 ADISQ Gala.
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