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March 22nd, 2023

LUMIÈRE unveils Glam, the vibrant title track of his upcoming sophomore album

March 15th, 2023

Laurence-Anne embodies the nocturnal world on the bewitching Polymorphe

March 13th, 2023

Les Louanges wins the JUNO award for Francophone Album of the Year

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March 13th, 2023

Population II signs with Bonsound

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March 9th, 2023

Täbï Yösha tackles toxic relationships on Vampire, a new R&B single in French

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Elisapie unveils Uummati Attanarsimat (Heart of Glass), a delicate cover of Blondie's hit and announces live performances of her new show Uvattini

March 1st, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc returns in full force with Quoi-ce tu fais ça pour?, an irresistibly groovy earworm

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February 23rd, 2023

Claudia Bouvette returns with Highly Unrecommended, an anthem for hopeless romantics

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February 22nd, 2023

Producer and multi-instrumentalist Félix Petit teams up with Klô Pelgag on Babyfoot, a new song released under the moniker FELP

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LUMIÈRE recalls the frenzy of Parisian nights on Liszt-o-mania and announces GLAM, his second album

February 10th, 2023

Sophia Bel releases Anxious Avoidant Deluxe

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February 8th, 2023

Sophia Bel unveils the song Lighter Fluid two days prior to the release of the album Anxious Avoidant Deluxe

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February 7th, 2023

Les Louanges returns with Sur la mélodie, a brand new single featuring French artist Ichon

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February 2nd, 2023

Täbï Yösha presents Pause, a sexy and powerful first single to be released on Bonsound

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February 1st, 2023

Philippe B releases Nouvelle administration, his first new song in 6 years

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January 31st, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc and Les Louanges nominated at the 2023 JUNO Awards

January 18th, 2023

LUMIÈRE strikes back with the electrifying new single Rock Band

January 11th, 2023

Sophia Bel opens up about addiction on the new emo-hyperpop track No Sleep

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November 29th, 2022

A look back at the GAMIQ 2022

November 17th, 2022

Milk & Bone unveils a metaphoric music video for the song Object of Fun

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Pierre Lapointe releases L'heure mauve, a new album that accompanies Nicolas Party’s exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Pierre Lapointe releases L'heure mauve, a new album that accompanies Nicolas Party’s exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Pierre Lapointe unveils L’heure mauve, a musical work featuring new compositions as well as previously unreleased novel rendition of classics. The album is out today via Bonsound. At the invitation of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), the multi-talented singer-songwriter has set to song the exhibition Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve, the first exhibition devoted to the Swiss artist in Canada.

In the exhibition L'heure mauve, visual artist Nicolas Party explores the relationship humans have had with nature over the centuries, and creates a dialogue between his works and those of the MMFA's collection. It is in this same spirit of connectivity that Pierre Lapointe has thematically set to song each of the rooms that make up the exhibition.

Composed of two instrumental pieces and 12 songs, including one in German, the album is conceived in seven tableaux. Each of them brings together two songs: a reinterpretation of a classic song, as well as a new composition. The interpretations have been chosen to pay tribute to some of the greatest masters of song and classical music; Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferré, Erik Satie, Félix Leclerc and Gilles Vigneault to name a few.

Gracefully navigating the depths of our soul, these pieces by Pierre Lapointe explore through exquisite poetry some of the artist’s favourite themes: the ephemeral nature of existence, heartbreak and carnal desire. The overall feel is wistful, pierced by sparks of light. Produced by Philippe Brault, the album’s sounds combine piano, guitars, percussion and voice. Some of the titles – in which the Molinari Quartet notably participated – integrate beguiling arrangements composed of choral music, strings and wind instruments.

Thanks to the musical contribution of Pierre Lapointe, the public will be able to enjoy an amplified experience of this major immersive exhibition, on view from February 12th to October 16th, 2022, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. To enjoy this experience, have your headphones and your smartphone on hand. Then, in the galleries, look for the QR codes that will direct you to the soundtrack on various digital music services.