Just before the festive season, Céline Dion has released Sans attendre, her 14th French album in a career spanning 30 years and two languages. The songs, written especially for her, have a particularly personal ring.
Barely a year after its release in Quebec, Robert Charlebois’ new album, Tout est bien, is available in France at last. Coming a decade after the spare Doux Sauvage, the collection brings us twelve new symphonically orchestrated songs that already sound like classics. RFI Musique met up with the Canadian singer.
The rock band Galaxie is about to touch ground in France with Tigre et diesel, an album that veers into electro. After completing a long tour and scooping up all the big prizes at the Quebec indie music awards, GAMIQ, the group’s pilot, Olivier Langevin, told us a bit about the band’s latest direction.
The Quebecer DJ, singer, and arranger, SoCalled has just delivered his fourth record-producing experience. Spiced up with rap, soul and klezmer music, and featuring an assortment of unexpected guests, it manages to both surprise and delight the ear.
After the fairly tortuous flavours of Labyrinthes (2009), this spring the Quebec rock quartet serve up some more accessible, pop-focused fare with La Caverne. Julien Mineau, Malajube’s guitarist, singer and composer, told us a few trade secrets.
In the run-up to the fifty-year anniversary of Edith Piaf’s death, Patricia Kaas kicks off a long list of celebrations with Kaas chante Piaf, a tribute album recorded with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Abel Korzeniowski, and devotes a whole stage show to the “Little Sparrow”.