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March 1st, 2024

Elisapie delves into a childhood memory in the music video for Sinnatuumait, her cover of Fleetwood Mac's Dreams

Elisapie
February 29th, 2024

Joe Rocca opens up about his insecurities on new single Qui d'Autre

Joe Rocca
February 28th, 2024

Virginie B goes full-on hyperpop on Madone, her first single via Bonsound

Virginie B
February 21st, 2024

Folk singer-songwriter Shaina Hayes unveils Kindergarten Heart, her sophomore album

Shaina Hayes
February 20th, 2024

Virginie B signs with Bonsound!

Virginie B
February 16th, 2024

Champion celebrates the 20th anniversary of Chill 'Em All with a first-ever vinyl edition and a show at the MTELUS

DJ Champion
February 8th, 2024

Elisapie nominated at the Junos!

Elisapie
February 7th, 2024

Annie-Claude Deschênes highlights the absurdity of good manners on PHONES, second single from her debut solo album, and announces new tour dates

Annie-Claude Deschênes
February 1st, 2024

Laurence-Anne reveals a new music video for Vitesse and announces Mexican tour dates

Laurence-Anne
January 23rd, 2024

Corridor returns with the single Mourir Demain and announces Mimi, a new album out in April

Corridor
January 18th, 2024

Joe Rocca makes a comeback with Focus / 21 Grammes, a double single that demonstrates the extent of his artistic growth

Joe Rocca
January 16th, 2024

Milk & Bone is back with a remix of Green Dot by BROODS, just a month before their Montreal show

Milk & Bone
January 11th, 2024

Shaina Hayes unveils Sun and Time, the perfect folk-pop song to overcome the winter blues

Shaina Hayes
December 13th, 2023

Milk & Bone treat us to a new version of the song Movies

Milk & Bone
December 7th, 2023

Population II unveils an exhilarating live performance of the song Orlando

Population II
December 5th, 2023

Elisapie and Population II awarded at the GAMIQ 

November 22nd, 2023

Elisapie presents a cover of Eurythmics' Love Is A Stranger and a new version of her song Arnaq exclusively via Spotify

Elisapie
November 15th, 2023

Shaina Hayes unveils the single New Favorite and announces the release of her sophomore album

Shaina Hayes
November 8th, 2023

Annie-Claude Deschênes signs with Bonsound and releases MENACE MINIMALE, a dystopic yet catchy first single

Annie-Claude Deschênes
October 30th, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc unveils an electrifying live performance of the song Dans l'jus before embarking on an international tour and a series of orchestra concerts

Lisa LeBlanc

Joe Rocca makes a comeback with Focus / 21 Grammes, a double single that demonstrates the extent of his artistic growth

Six years after the release of his debut solo album, French Kiss, rapper and singer Joe Rocca (founding member of Dead Obies) returns with a double single that showcases two different sides of his artistry. Focus is a sensual, infectiously groovy synth funk track, while 21 Grammes highlights the artist's razor-sharp rapping skills and introspective pen game. 21 Grammes premiered yesterday on YouTube with a music video directed by Étienne Lacelle.

One can almost feel the warm Pacific coastal breeze on Focus, an 80s-style funk track worthy of Shalamar and The Whispers. Rocca is backed here by Dr. Mad, funk beatmaker and co-founder of Voyage Funktastique, producer, multi-instrumentalist and hit machine Félix Petit and keyboardist Jean-Michel Frédéric. The latter also lends his voice to the song, as do Nadia ‘Hawa B’ Baldé and Judith Little.

Focus is complemented by 21 Grammes, which takes a completely different approach by displaying the rap style the artist has been mastering for over fifteen years. Its self-exploratory lyrics are carried by an atmospheric, almost nocturnal beat. This track was unveiled yesterday with a music video that shows Joe on his family’s land in Beauce, QC, illustrating both the personal themes and stylistic return to his roots that characterize the song.

This double single gives us a taste of the musical and emotional versatility of Joe Rocca, who spent the last few years fine-tuning his craft by adding to his skillset and delving deeper into the conceptual and intimate nature of his lyrics.

About Joe Rocca
Joe Rocca is back and stronger than ever after taking some time to redefine his work and develop a well-rounded, introspective concept. Teaming up with producers and musicians Félix Petit (Les Louanges, Hubert Lenoir, etc.), Jean-Michel Frédéric (Dominique Fils-Aimé, Loud, KNLO, etc.) and Worry (Greg Beaudin, Yuki Dreams Again, etc.), the co-founder of Dead Obies emerges as a unique artist, bridging the gaps between pop, rap, funk, soul and R&B. With his first solo album French Kiss (2017) and extensive experience in the studio and on stage with Dead Obies under his belt, the young man, freshly into his thirties, demonstrates a rare musical maturity for his age. This shines through in the humility and authenticity of his lyrics, which deal with love, relationships and self-reflection.

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