Montréal-based Chloé Lacasse sounds on her debut album like a cross between the tender ballads of Feist and the emotional outbursts of Marie-Pierre Arthur, with added fatback drums. She did the rounds like so many Canadian singers (various concours de la chanson, winning Francouverts this year), plays the piano and writes intelligent songs. This debut-album is released after two self-produced EP’s, and though you can hear what Chloé’s been listening to in the past years, she does have her own style. It’s rough round the edges, at times up to eleven (loud drums, piercing guitars), but she knows how to keep balance and, like in the song posted here, she can sound sweet as well. This is her single.
Chloe Lacasse – Pyromane