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September 8th, 2021

Safia Nolin unveils the new single 1000 and announces the pre-order for her EP SEUM

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Jean-Michel Blais unveils murmures and announces a tour starting in February 2022

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Franky Fade releases the single Rewind, along with a music video inspired by television classic MTV Cribs

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Safia Nolin unveils her new grungy single PLS and announces her upcoming EP

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July 20th, 2021

A new Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu remix by Tim Hecker

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Les Deuxluxe present Lighter Fluid Live, a glamorous and spectacular musical experience

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Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu present a remix of their song My Love by Young Marco

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Sophia Bel releases the new explosive post-pop-punk anthem I Don’t Need My Space

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June 10th, 2021

Franky Fade unveils Vertige, his first single via Bonsound

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June 9th, 2021

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

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June 3rd, 2021

Paul Jacobs joins the roster of Bonsound’s booking agency

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May 27th, 2021

Bonsound annonce la signature de Dany Placard au booking

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May 26th, 2021

Lisa LeBlanc unveils Bonsoir Moreau, a collaborative single with Salebarbes

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May 26th, 2021

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu release a remix of Renegade Breakdown by Jessy Lanza and announce a tour

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May 25th, 2021

Franky Fade joins Bonsound

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May 14th, 2021

LUMIÈRE releases his debut album A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R

May 12th, 2021

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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