Milk & Bone - "Deception Bay" (Bonsound): This new single is also the title track of the sophomore album from this popular Montreal duo, set for release on Feb. 2.
A label press release terms the track "an intoxicating song for the heartbroken," as evidenced by such lyrics as "You never said why you went away / We'll meet again in Deception Bay."
As befitting the theme of betrayal, the sound is moody and melancholy. From a sombre beginning, the tune gradually swells in intensity, then fades away.
Milk & Bone comprises Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin, and their synth-based sound makes use of tight vocal harmonies. Their debut album, Little Mourning, was well-received internationally and was long-listed for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. The duo won the 2015 SOCAN "Breakthrough Award" and was nominated at the 2016 Junos for Breakthrough Group of the Year.
They were also nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards for Achievement in Music - Original Song for Podz' movie King Dave, and the film's popular theme song, "Natalie," has over 4 million streams on Spotify. Under the name Kroy, Poliquin released a solo album, Scavenger, in 2016.
Milk & Bone launch a North American tour at Toronto's Mod Club on March 1, followed by shows in Ottawa (March 2) and Quebec City (March 3), with a hometown show at Montreal's Theatre Corona, set for April 5. A full itinerary here