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May 18th, 2022

Claudia Bouvette unveils the single Solo Night right before the release of her album The Paradise Club

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May 12th, 2022

Jonathan Personne unveils Un homme sans visage, his debut single via Bonsound

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May 10th, 2022

Jonathan Personne signs with Bonsound

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April 21st, 2022

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April 20th, 2022

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Claudia Bouvette unveils her single G-GIRL, a few weeks before the release of her debut album, The Paradise Club

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Paul Jacobs unveils the single After Dark ahead of his upcoming tour

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March 18th, 2022

Lisa LeBlanc presents the new album Chiac Disco, her long awaited return to francophone music

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March 16th, 2022

Lisa LeBlanc unveils Gossip, an ultra groovy single off her new album Chiac Disco

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March 11th, 2022

Bonsound at SXSW 2022

March 2nd, 2022

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February 28th, 2022

Sophia Bel reveals I Won’t Bite, the third single from her upcoming album Anxious Avoidant

Sophia Bel
February 25th, 2022

Bonsound at Osheaga

February 22nd, 2022

LUMIÈRE announces a flamboyant concert to celebrate A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R' s 1st anniversary

February 16th, 2022

Magi Merlin makes an unapologetic debut with Free Grillz, her first single via Bonsound

Magi Merlin
February 14th, 2022

Laurence-Anne unveils the music video for Pájaros, her first song in Spanish

Safia Nolin returns with her new single Rue de l’ours

Safia Nolin returns with her new single Rue de l’ours

For this double single, she offers two interpretations - a "wack version" and a "Sunday version" - of the same song.

Co-produced with Félix Petit (Les Louanges, Bellflower, Laurence-Anne), the two versions reflect the duality that inhabits the singer-songwriter. The wack version, which features a piano, is a more experimental and abrasive production, and reveals the lesser known side of Safia Nolin; the side that is into noise music and unconventional arrangements. Though the Sunday version echoes the acoustic style for which Safia is known, it stands out thanks to the smooth production and an ethereal saxophone, a first in the singer-guitarist's repertoire.

Rue de l’ours is available now on all music services.

To complement the tracks, Safia Nolin has used simplicity and candor to create two DIY videos that embody the lyrics of the song and the moods of each version. Watch and share them via her YouTube channel.

Originally written for a television show by Simon Boulerice, Rue de l'ours tackles the difficulties encountered during her teenage years, the most miserable time in life, according to the singer-songwriter. The inspiration for this song came to her while she was in the forest, struggling to light a fire. She eventually reworked the original, creating the slightly darker wack version and the more hopeful Sunday version. “I didn't want to choose between the two and I don't want to choose for people either," says Safia Nolin. “So I decided to make two versions - the best of both worlds, just like Hannah Montana.”

This summer, Safia will travel to Gaspésie and perform at the Festival BleuBleu in Carleton, as well as at the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée. A double feature concert with Martha Wainwright will also take place at Festival La Noce, in Chicoutimi, on July 8th. For all tour dates, see the list below and visit for more details.

Tour dates:
27/06/21 Carleton-sur-mer, QC - Festival BleuBleu
02/07/21 Petite-Vallée, QC - Chapiteau de la Vieille Forge
03/07/21 Grande-Vallée, QC - Chapiteau Québecor de Grande-Vallée
04/07/21 Petite-Vallée, QC - Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée
08/07/21 Chicoutimi, QC - Festival La Noce