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The Ballad of the Runaway Girl

Elisapie
Tracklisting
  1. Arnaq
  2. Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules (feat. Joe Grass)
  3. Rodeo (Yadi Yada)
  4. Don’t Make Me Blue
  5. Una
  6. Ikajunga
  7. Call of the Moose
  8. Qanniuguma (feat. Beatrice Deer)
  9. The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
  10. Darkness Bring the Light
  11. Ton vieux nom
Release Info
  • Release DateSeptember 14th, 2018
  • CatalogBONAL061
  • LabelBonsound
  • FormatDigital, CD, Vinyl
About the Release

The 11 songs that constitute the album are nestled together perfectly to form one story, Elisapie’s. The Ballad of the Runaway Girl is a poetic endeavor driven by urgency, doubt, gentleness and sensitivity. It’s a fully assumed work that embeds herself in life; an artistic manifesto that erases the desire to escape.

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Press Quotes

Le résultat rayonne de rythmes contagieux et d'airs accrocheurs, mais la transition se fait tout en douceur avec des ballades qui viennent ponctuer l'album, sans compter un habillage sonore créatif et lumineux.

La Presse

On her fourth album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, she [Elisapie] synthesizes stories from her eventful life with hypnotic arrangements that channel '70s rock, indigenous folk music and the low, moody rumble of barnstormers like Tom Waits and Morphine.

NPR

[…] Elisapie nous saute au cou. Ou plutôt à l’oreille, avec sa voix si particulière, légèrement nasillarde, qui nous emporte par sa beauté sauvage et douce, gracieuse et sensuelle, pleine d’une étrange poésie.

Elle France

Harnessing the romance of French, the personal nostalgia of English and the resilience of Inuktitut, she created such a profound statement with this record […] Not only does her third solo album and first since 2012 have openly impactful lyrical chops, exploring heartfelt themes of internal strength and spiritual growth, its sounds and arrangements are lush and diverse works of understated beauty.

Exclaim!

Instrumentation filée comme de la dentelle, une voix aérienne et séduisante [...] Elisapie retourne aux sonorités chaleureuses des instruments acoustiques et à la rudesse des guitares électriques, et on l’écoute encore et encore.

ICI Musique

Elisapie’s first album in six years is an extraordinary set that seamlessly merges aboriginal themes and sounds with an alt-rock sensibility, powered by some of the city’s best indie players […]

Brendan Kelly, The Gazette
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