Following in the footsteps of the Beyoncés and the Frank Oceans of this world (lol), Safia Nolin releases a surprise album today called Reprises Vol.1. The ADISQ winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year wanted to pay tribute to music from la belle province before she begins to work on her second album of original material. She’s put her own sensitive twist on eight Quebecois classics, from La Chicane, to Céline Dion, to Offenbach. She even revisits Marie Carmen’s Entre l’ombre et la lumière with none other than… Marie Carmen!
These are super well-written songs, sung by great performers and filled with tons of emotion, explains Safia. When a song is just as good once it’s been stripped down, that’s a sign of a great song. The songs were recorded live in studio in September with her longtime collaborator, guitarist Joseph Marchand, and mixed by Mathieu Parisien.
The album Reprises Vol.1 is available today on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms, as well as on CD in stores.
14/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
15/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
16/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
21/01/17 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC // La Chèvre
02/02/17 Kingston, ON // Octave Theatre
04/02/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
10/02/17 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Zaricot
11/02/17 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
17/02/17 Ste-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Ste-Thérèse
18/02/17 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
25/02/17 St-André-Avellin, QC // Le St-André
09/03/17 Lasalle, QC // Théâtre Desjardins
24/03/17 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
31/03/17 Saint-Camille, QC // Le P'tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille
01/04/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
06/04/17 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
07/04/17 Chicoutimi, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale
08/04/17 Lévis, QC // Vieux Bureau de Poste
14/04/17 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche
26/07/17 L'Assomption, QC // L'Ange Cornu