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November 22nd, 2023

Elisapie presents a cover of Eurythmics' Love Is A Stranger and a new version of her song Arnaq exclusively via Spotify

November 15th, 2023

Shaina Hayes unveils the single New Favorite and announces the release of her sophomore album

Shaina Hayes
November 8th, 2023

Annie-Claude Deschênes signs with Bonsound and releases MENACE MINIMALE, a dystopic yet catchy first single

Annie-Claude Deschênes
October 30th, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc unveils an electrifying live performance of the song Dans l'jus before embarking on an international tour and a series of orchestra concerts

Lisa LeBlanc
October 26th, 2023

Shaina Hayes signs with Bonsound

Shaina Hayes
October 18th, 2023

Sophia Bel teams up with Thierry Larose on the enchanting new French single Dans les marguerites

Sophia Bel
October 12th, 2023

Milk & Bone unveils a new version of their song Piggyback remixed by Blue Hawaii

Milk & Bone
October 12th, 2023

Our 2023 GAMIQ nominations

October 10th, 2023

Population II unveils Électrons libres du québec!

Population II
October 4th, 2023

Population II unveils Pourquoi qu’on dort pas just two days before the release of Électrons libres du québec

Population II
October 3rd, 2023

Les Louanges turns the page with an emotional music video for the song Facile

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September 20th, 2023

Elisapie releases Inuktitut, her highly anticipated fourth album!

September 20th, 2023

2023 ADISQ Nominations

September 20th, 2023

Claudia Bouvette captures the thrill of freedom on her new single Cowgirl Radio

Claudia Bouvette
September 13th, 2023

Elisapie unveils a poignant rendition of I Want To Break Free two days before the release of Inuktitut

September 8th, 2023

Laurence-Anne releases Oniromancie, her third album!

September 6th, 2023

Laurence-Anne releases the distressing single Vitesse two days before the release of Oniromancie, her third album

August 30th, 2023

Milk & Bone presents a stripped-down version of their song Sour

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August 29th, 2023

Claudia Bouvette and Sophia Bel extend the summer with First Date (Version française)

August 23rd, 2023

Population II presents C.T.Q.S, a psych-rock ticking time bomb

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Shaina Hayes unveils the single New Favorite and announces the release of her sophomore album

After announcing her signing to Bonsound last month, folk-pop singer-songwriter Shaina Hayes now releases New Favorite, the first single from Kindergarten Heart, her sophomore album due for release on February 23rd, 2024. The album launch show will take place at Le Ministère in Montreal on April 4th, and other concerts are planned across Quebec in the spring.

In New Favorite, Shaina Hayes looks back at the sparkle of new love and attempts to coax this feeling into the present. Driven by a simple, persistent guitar melody, the song’s verses accumulate momentum as the rhythm section swells, giving way to a lush vocal-heavy chorus that makes you feel as though you’ve slipped through the looking glass.

Shaina Hayes uses Kindergarten Heart to explore the concept of purposeful remembering; honoring memories by pulling them forward, often to let them inform the present. As the album’s first single, New Favorite serves as a playful introduction to this greater theme.

Kindergarten Heart is her follow-up to to coax a waltz, released independently in 2022, and her first release with Bonsound. On both albums, the singer-songwriter worked with Francis Ledoux and David Marchand (from the band zouz) who co-produced the record. Together, the three worked to gently weave elements of nostalgia, wonder and lightheartedness into this collection of songs. The result is a sophomore album which is both whimsical and earnest, and whose soothing charm is also reflected in the design of the record.

After the gray monotony of the pandemic, Hayes realized that it was going to take a focused effort for her to be able to tap back into joy and play. During this period, the initial theme of Kindergarten Heart began to take shape: the rekindling of childlike wonder. During the making of the album though, the theme evolved to encompass all memory, not simply of childhood. In its final form, the album is about the act of looking back, either through an active lens to inform the current moment, or through a more passive lens, as a means of honoring these memories and the people they contain.

Raised in Shigawake, in the Gaspésie region of Québec, Hayes grew up listening to singer-songwriters like Feist, Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor, traditional country artists like Hank Williams and Dolly Parton, and modern country stars including Shania Twain and The Chicks. After studying agricultural sciences at McGill University in Montreal, she returned to her rural hometown to record and co-produce her self-released debut album, to coax a waltz, which came out in April 2022. Following the release of her album, she started recording new songs, while also performing across Quebec and opening for bands like The War on Drugs and The Barr Brothers. While she still maintains some engagement with her farming endeavors, Shaina Hayes has made the shift to devote herself fully to her music ahead of the release of her album Kindergarten Heart due out in February 2024.

Tour dates
16/03/2024 Gatineau, QC - La Basoche
22/03/2024 Maskinongé, QC - Magasin Général Lebrun
23/03/2024 Brossard, QC - Le Club Dix30
29/03/2024 Drummondville, QC - Espace Mandeville
30/03/2024 Québec City, QC - Théâtre Petit Champlain
04/04/2024 Montréal, QC - Le Ministère (album launch show)
19/04/2024 Lévis, QC - Vieux Bureau de Poste
20/04/2024 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
03/05/2024 Ste-Geneviève, QC - Salle Pauline-Julien
04/05/2024 Longueuil, QC - Cabaret Jean-Louis Millette
16/05/2024 Trois-Rivières, QC - Salle Louis-Philippe Poisson