Almost a year to the day after the release of La nuit est une panthère, Les Louanges shares Expansion Pack, via Bonsound. Fresh off landing nine nominations at this year’s ADISQ Gala, Vincent Roberge reunites with producer Félix Petit for five new songs that flesh out Les Louanges’ signature sound. Expansion Pack is La nuit est une panthère on steroids, says Vincent.
The opener Attends-moi pas serves as a bridge between the whirlwind that was 2019 and Les Louanges’ next chapter. The first single released with a video from CAO last August 27th, recounts recent hardships around maintaining relationships when traveling between Austin and Paris. Parc Ex has much in common with some of La nuit’s stand-out tracks, but the second title off the EP hints at new ideas; it’s a bit more hip hop and explores more vocal FX. Parc Ex naturally leads to the heart of Expansion Pack: Les yeux sur la balle. The song features a verse from Robert Nelson and marks Les Louanges’ first collaboration. Nelson’s unique style is right at home on the trippy synths and off-kilter beats. Next, the table is set for Drumz, undoubtedly the track that bears the most new elements, including sampled strings, and a colorful delivery, and features anglophone MC Maky Lavender. Lastly, Expansion Pack closes with Arbois : a stitched-up flashback set to a hazy instrumental backdrop.
Expansion Pack is available now on all music services.