Safia Nolin

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9February | Saturday

Sainte-Thérèse, QC

Cabaret BMO|8:00pm - All ages

22February | FridaySold out

Montreal, QC

Maison de la culture Maisonneuve|8:00pm - All ages

15March | Friday

Victoriaville, QC

Carré 150 - Cabaret Guy-Aubert|8:30pm - All ages

3May | Friday

Trois-Rivières, QC

Théâtre du Cégep de Trois-Rivières|8:00pm - All ages

4May | Saturday

Granby, QC

Église Épiscopale St-Georges|8:00pm - All ages

4October | Friday

Caraquet, NB

Centre culturel de Caraquet|8:00pm - All ages

Du folk fragile de naufragé, des chansons bouteilles à la mer auxquelles on a pu s’accrocher comme à des bouées.
Les Inrockuptibles

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

AboutSafia Nolin

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.

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After unveiling the dark Les chemins this past spring, Safia Nolin returns with Miroir, a song about unrequited love, one of the worst things in the world, according to the singer-songwriter. Je m’excuse de mon corps / Pour mon cœur (I am sorry for my body / For my heart), she sings softly at the beginning of the song before ripping into hard-hitting lyrics that explore the unhealthy report many of us have with our reflection. Also out today: the song Encore, which tackles the sense of abandonment and the impostor syndrome. Miroir and Encore are the second and third singles off Dans le noir, Safia’s second LP of original songs, released on October 5th via Bonsound.

Miroir is accompanied by a performance video - a sequence shot directed by Jean-François Sauvé. Watch and share it via YouTube.
Miroir, Encore and Les chemins are available now on all music services. The album Dans le noir is out now.

Miroir is the first song that Safia wrote after recording her debut album, Limoilou, three years ago. It took a new location and almost two years - mostly spent touring - to draft her next track, France. Then, during a creative residency at Alberta’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, La neige, Les chemins, Dagues and Le néant poured out of her. The end results is the album Dans le noir, comprised of 13 songs, all written in Safia’s self-described super depressive style (the style that won her the Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson, the SOCAN Breakthrough Award, and the Félix for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2016). Like with Limoilou, this new collection of songs deals with the artist’s failed relationships. Each song reads like a polaroid, revealing and bringing pivotal moments into the light.

Recorded and mixed in eight days at WILD Studio in St-Zénon, Dans le noir is a downer-folk album produced by Safia and her two long-time, much-respected collaborators Joseph Marchand and Philippe Brault. Safia first tested her new tracks with Marchand, Brault and a 4-track, taping them on cassette. A few bits of these experimentations found their way onto the LP (Le néant, the first half of Encore and the intro of La neige), and add an intimate, lo-fi touch. The trio was assisted by Ghyslain-Luc Lavigne for the recording and mixing, and Carlin Nicholson (of the Toronto band Zeus) for the recording. As the only anglophone in the group, Nicholson brought a certain sensitivity to the process by approaching the music as a language in and of itself. The last addition to the team was La Force (aka Ariel Engle from Broken Social Scene, AroarA) who harmonized with Safia on the bilingual duet Lesbian Break-up Song.

Biography

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 was 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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Dans le noir

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Jouy-le-MoutierFR
Théâtre de Jouy
8:30pm - All ages
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Pomme

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ParisFR
Maison de la Poésie
Les Siestes Acoustiques
3:00pm - All ages

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ParisFR
Maison de la Poésie
Les Siestes Acoustiques
5:30pm - All ages
Friday
01
Feb.

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AlmaQC
Café du Clocher
8:00pm - All ages

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SaguenayQC
Salle Pierrette-Gaudreault
8:00pm - All ages

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Sainte-ThérèseQC
Cabaret BMO
8:00pm - All ages
Friday
15
Feb.

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SherbrookeQC
Théâtre Granada
8:00pm - All ages

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MontrealQC
Maison de la culture Maisonneuve
8:00pm - All ages
Friday
22
Feb.

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MontrealQC
Maison de la culture Maisonneuve
8:00pm - All ages

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ShawiniganQC
Centre des arts de Shawinigan
8:00pm - All ages

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Rouyn-NorandaQC
Théâtre du Cuivre
8:00pm - All ages

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Val-d'OrQC
Salle Félix-Leclerc
8:00pm - All ages

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JolietteQC
Cabaret Telus de la salle Rolland-Brunelle
8:00pm - All ages

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BeloeilQC
Centre culturel de Beloeil
8:00pm - All ages

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ManiwakiQC
Maison de la culture de Maniwaki
8:00pm - All ages

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TerrebonneQC
Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
8:00pm - All ages
Friday
15
Mar.

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VictoriavilleQC
Carré 150 - Cabaret Guy-Aubert
8:30pm - All ages
Friday
22
Mar.

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Saint-Jean-sur-RichelieuQC
Cabaret Théâtre du Vieux Saint-Jean
8:00pm - All ages

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Bois-des-FilionQC
Bière au Menu
9:00pm - All ages
Thursday
04
Apr.

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GatineauQC
Salle Jean-Despréz
8:00pm - All ages

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BrossardQC
Le Club DIX30
8:00pm - All ages
Friday
12
Apr.

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LavalQC
Salle André-Mathieu
8:00pm - All ages
Friday
03
May.

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Trois-RivièresQC
Théâtre du Cégep de Trois-Rivières
8:00pm - All ages
Saturday
04
May.

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GranbyQC
Église Épiscopale St-Georges
8:00pm - All ages

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Saint-EustacheQC
Centre d’art La petite église
8:00pm - All ages

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Saint-JérômeQC
Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
8:00pm - All ages

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FrelighsburgQC
Beat & Betterave
8:00pm - 18+

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Saint-HyacintheQC
Cabaret André-H.-Gagnon du Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
8:00pm - All ages
Saturday
28
Sept.

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St-BrunoQC
Centre Marcel-Dulude
8:00pm - All ages
Thursday
03
Oct.

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MonctonNB
Théâtre Capitol
8:00pm - All ages
Friday
04
Oct.

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CaraquetNB
Centre culturel de Caraquet
8:00pm - All ages

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