Dream-pop artist Laurence-Anne embodies the nocturnal world on bewitching new single ‘Polymorphe’ via Bonsound and announces UK tour.
Today, Montreal based artist Laurence-Anne returns with her new single 'Polymorphe' via Bonsound and announces a UK tour.
Laurence-Anne is an architect of the intangible; she sculpts musical landscapes composed of haunting melodies, lush synthesizers, synthetic rhythms and hazy textures, all coated with her voice, singing in both English, French and Spanish, capable of instilling both comfort and anxiety. All of these elements come together to create a blend of dream pop, coldwave and synthpop inspired by her imagination, intimately connected to her experiences, and deeply infused with her unique perspective. Shortly after entering the Montreal music scene, Laurence-Anne made a big splash in 2019 with her critically acclaimed debut album Première apparition, making the Polaris Prize long list, which was followed by an EP showcasing her expanded musical horizons. Thus, the groundwork was laid for the release of her second album Musivision, co-produced by Félix Petit (Les Louanges, Safia Nolin, Hubert Lenoir) on which her creative identity was crystallized. Following its release, Musivision received high acclaim across Canada, such as being rewarded with an Artist of the Year award at the GAMIQ, a nomination for Album of the Year - Alternative at the ADISQ gala and the album also reached number one on CISM's year-end Francophone charts and was named one of the 15 best Quebecois albums of the year by Le Devoir. Laurence-Anne’s newest single 'Polymorphe' is a track that affirms her mastery of dream pop. Carried by lush synth arrangements and a heart-warming chorus, 'Polymorphe' is about the ever-changing nature of dreams and the desire to connect with them, as if they were entities in their own right. The singer-songwriter describes her attempts to tame fear in the dream realm, a volatile environment that can go from serene to frightening in a manner of seconds.
“Dreams are sometimes a reflection of my anxiety, which manifests itself more vividly than when I'm awake”
explains the artist regarding her main source of inspiration.
“I've often experienced sleep paralysis. It's in those moments that I get a feeling of being watched by the night, and I can feel it interacting with me. When I am awake, she shows me her beauty: she is quiet, whispering softly, shining with the moon and stars.
When I am asleep, she sometimes shows me her darker side: her shadows, her secrets, she cries out her anguish”.
The song's steady rhythm and haunting melody aptly convey the dreamlike nature of the experiences to which Laurence-Anne refers.
Photo credit by Anna Arrobas
This spring, Laurence-Anne will be in the UK to perform at a number of UK festivals:
Tour dates: 15/04/2023 - Edinburgh, UK - La Belle Angele (Wide Days) 28/04/2023 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City 01/05/2023 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms 04/05/2023 - Wrexham, UK - Penny Black (Focus Wales) 06/05/2023 - Wrexham, UK - The Rockin' Chair (Focus Wales)