HEAR THIS: LE COULEUR

February 07. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

“Concorde” is the mesmerizing new single from Montreal’s Le Couleur, and follows up last fall’s “Silhouette” in representing the trio’s forthcoming LP, due out 4/17 on Lisbon Lux Records. Carrying on their history of indelible videos, (case in point “Club Italien”), “Concorde” unleashes a beguiling, seductive, nostalgic, and ultimately unsettling vision. We’re fortunate to be able to share some thoughts from the principals…

Singer Laurence Giroux-Do: “I wanted to pay tribute to this mythical plane Concorde, by bringing it as a love break-up…These are the last moments of the plane, which remembers its memories, its image, its exploits. Like the last discussion when you breakup, you remember our good times, trying everything to save the relationship but it ends and the name of this lover remains in our history, in our memory.”

Director Ariel Poupart: “Right after Le Couleur approached me for the project, I had a flash: I was going to pay homage to the plane Concorde, but in a symbolic way, by showing characters of all kinds, people in transit who are lost. They’re all looking for their destinations, whether it’s their soccer game, their all-inclusive hotel or their next flight. After the tragedy, they meet each other, stopped in time, their wandering souls cross without speaking, in limbo in forever.”

Concorde is their first full-length since 2016’s P.O.P. (Pacific Ocean Park), and another subtle evolution for the group. The core trio of Laurence Giroux-Do (vocals), Patrick Gosselin (bass), and Steeven Chouinard (drums), is bolstered live by Philippe Beaudin (percussions) and Francis Do Monte (guitar, keyboards). Le Couleur will be in Austin, Tx. in March for SXSW.

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