Next week sees Montreal artist Ludovic Alarie release his new album We’re A Dream Nobody Wrote Down. It’s a nostalgic mixture of soft rock and dream pop with tinges of folk and R&B thrown in for good measure and features luminaries such as Blonde Redhead’s Simone Pace, Patrick Watson’s Mishka Stein and Warren C. Spicer from Plants & Animals. About the album and the collaborations Alarie states;
“The songs were recorded in two sessions of four days with the whole group in the studio. I’d already recorded my last album with Warren, Adèle and Mishka, but we hadn’t met Simone yet. So I was sending him demos little by little before the sessions, by e-mail. The first day in the studio was the first time we met and that we all played together. It gave us the song “et tu reviendras” where you hear our longest jam. It’s really special to have been able to record this first musical exchange between us. We can feel it on the recording: we’re all listening to each other, and the musicians’ interventions are reserved – almost polite – in the last part.”
Last week saw him release another stellar track from the album in the form of dreamy fourth single ‘je te laisse fermer mes yeux’. It also comes complete with a Sylvain Chaussée shot video. Watch that below and pre-order the album here. It’s out May 10 as a joint release between Alarie’s own chouchou records imprint and Blonde Redhead’s label Asa Wa Kuru.
1. we’re a dream nobody wrote down
2. we don’t exist
3. je te laisse fermer mes yeux
4. where have you gone
5. et tu reviendras
7. je te laisse fermer mes yeux II
8. les rivières veulent te prendre dans leurs bras
10. je me demande où tu es
je te laisse fermer mes yeux
Ludovic Alarie (CAN)
From the forthcoming album, ‘We’re A Dream Nobody Wrote Down’, chouchou/Asa Wa Kuru.