Photo: Gabrielle Demers
Photo: Gabrielle Demers

Le Couleur: Femme

Le Couleur - Femme (Lisbon Lux): This Montreal trio releases a new album, Concorde, on September 11 (via Lisbon Lux), but multiple singles are coming out in advance.

Silhouette, the first single, came out last year, and the title cut, was released in April, with its video earning over 125K views. The next episode of the group’s home live series is set for July 8.

The previous video from this series is for the track Femme. Vocals with a classic French pop vibe are set atop a laidback groove, and the result is sexy and summery.

Le Couleur comprises vocalist Laurence Giroux-Do, bassist Patrick Gosselin and drummer Steeven Chouinard, with a live arrangement by Philippe Beaudin (percussions) and Francis Do Monte (guitar, keyboards). Early EPs, Voyage Love (2013) and Dolce Désir (2015) aroused interest, and a full-length debut, and then POP (2016), was warmly received, earning a Polaris Prize listing.

A label press release states that "Concorde ushers in a new era for Le Couleur. After POP, an album defined by electronic and synthesized sounds, Concorde gets back to basics, recorded live in the studio, an album with a deliberately vintage sound, recalling the golden age of Serge Gainsbourg, ABBA, and even Fleetwood Mac. The term "electro" is no longer part of their pop sound vocabulary. Here, Le Couleur shows a highly refined mastery of French chanson, with rich vocal harmonies, while making room for melancholy, sensual, and sometimes epic instrumental passages."

We are keen to take a flight with Concorde

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