It’s probably safe to say that Montreal duo Forêt’s 2013 eponymous debut album was incredibly (well reviewed) and garnering award nominations from Quebec industry associations ADISQ and GAMIC.

And now Émilie Laforest and partner Joseph Marchand are back with “Un secret”, available as a free download via bandcamp and which serves as a teaser for the band’s second album that the pair are busily working on in the studio.

Once again, the song paints a dark and disturbing aural landscape, yet one that is at the same time unnervingly reassuring and comforting – walking as does the tightrope between our subconscious dreams and nightmares.

Renowned poet Kim Doré again provides the ethereal lyrics, while Émilie’s haunting vocals adds the texture to which Joseph Marchand weaves an evocative soundtrack – all Staccato drums and high-hat over which are laid rich swirling synthesisers and guitar…