Lisa LeBlanc - "I Love You, I Don't Love You, I Don't Know" (Bonsound): This Acadian singer/songwriter continues to make a noise with her 2016 breakout album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
It earned a recent Juno nomination as Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and helped her win the Best Singer/Songwriter award at the Indies at CMW last week. LeBlanc continued her round of awards shows by performing on the ECMAs in her home province of New Brunswick last night.
This is a standout cut from the album and illustrates why LeBlanc is grabbing attention.
She enlisted Sam Roberts, but it is her own forceful vocals that take centre stage. As the title suggests, the song shows her wrestling with conflicting emotions, but in energetic, not angst-filled fashion.
The accompanying video makes a fine complement to the foot-stomping track. Directed by Montreal-based production company DAVAI, it features a dance battle unfolding in front of the performing band. Styles range from breakdancing to ballet and belly dancing, and it will grab your attention.
LeBlanc plays at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre tonight (Friday), and has upcoming festival shows at Festival d'été de Québec on July 11 and Le Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul, July 22.