Skip to contentSkip to navigation
Bonsound
February 26th, 2021

Mark Clennon releases a second single, Stray

Mark Clennon
February 25th, 2021

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu announce a unique livestream performance directed by Denis Côté and a Jlin remix of C’est parce que j'm’en fous

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
February 9th, 2021

Mark Clennon releases a music video for Don’t Start A Fire and announces a new EP

Mark Clennon
February 3rd, 2021

Misc unveils new album Partager l’ambulance

Misc
February 2nd, 2021

Laurence-Anne releases Indigo, the first single off her upcoming album

Laurence-Anne
January 18th, 2021

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin release a music video for the Sentiment remix by Pedro da Linha

Pierre Kwenders
January 18th, 2021

LUMIÈRE unveils second single, FREUD.EST.MORT

LUMIÈRE
January 14th, 2021

P’tit Belliveau presents a music video for Cool When Yer Old

P'tit Belliveau
January 13th, 2021

Misc announces the release of a new album and unveil a teaser

Misc
December 18th, 2020

Corridor unveils a music video for Domino

Corridor
November 27th, 2020

Sophia Bel releases Princess of The Dead, Vol. II and unveils a video clip for the song No More

Sophia Bel
November 25th, 2020

Mark Clennon unveils new single Don’t Start a Fire

Mark Clennon
November 13th, 2020

BEYRIES releases Encounter and unveils a music video for the song Graceless

BEYRIES
November 5th, 2020

LUMIÈRE joins Bonsound and releases debut single LA.BELLE.JOURNÉE 1971

LUMIÈRE
October 30th, 2020

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu release a cinematic music video for Back To Rock

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
October 23rd, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin unveil Classe Tendresse

Pierre Kwenders
October 14th, 2020

BEYRIES releases new song Closely and announces the release of her sophomore album

BEYRIES
October 8th, 2020

Sophia Bel unveils new single, Voyage Astral

Sophia Bel
October 1st, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share second single, Ego

Pierre Kwenders
September 25th, 2020

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu unveil Renegade Breakdown

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
September 10th, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share Sentiment, the first single from Classe Tendresse, their collaborative EP to be released on October 23rd

Pierre Kwenders
September 9th, 2020

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu unveil a new single, Worst Comes To Worst

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share Sentiment, the first single from Classe Tendresse, their collaborative EP to be released on October 23rd

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share Sentiment, the first single from Classe Tendresse, their collaborative EP to be released on October 23rd

Sentiment is the first single off the EP Classe Tendresse, a collaborative effort from Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin, to be released on October 23rd via Bonsound (Canada and USA) and Nowadays (rest of world).

For Pierre Kwenders, this first release is a love letter to Africa that plunges us in a universe of smiling melancholy and nostalgic longing.

With Sentiment, the Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter wanted to pay tribute to all the big cities that make the Mother Continent shine. He also wished to honour some important personalities that are no longer with us, especially Manu Dibango, Cameroonian saxophonist and singer, an African-jazz music icon who passed in March 2020 from Covid-19, as well as DJ Arafat, Ivorian DJ and singer who died in a road accident just a year ago. The latter was known as the “King of the coupé-décalé”, in reference to the popular Ivorian musical genre, recognized for its impactful style and its typically African rhythms, marked by deep bass and repetitive, minimalistic arrangements.

It’s my love anthem with a prompt to “coupé décalé” carried by a simple message: One Love, Moko feeling!, says Pierre Kwenders of the song. Adds Clément Bazin: I have nothing else to say besides that “Allô Dakar, ici Brazza, qu’est ce qu’on s’amuse à Kinshasa” is the best opening line that I’ve ever heard.

Stream and share Sentiment via YouTube.
Sentiment is available now on all music services.

The EP Classe Tendresse will feature four original songs, recalling one’s journey through life, from childhood to old age. Through these songs, the listener will be transported both by the sweetness of nostalgia that attempts to cure homesickness and the turmoil caused by harsh, heartbreaking goodbyes, but also by the recognition of how blessed one can be by the love they hold for their homeland and their brothers and sisters. All in the hopes of finding each other again and, ultimately, starting all over.

The EP Classe Tendresse is available to pre-order now.

Bonsound