Blue Hour by Laurent Bourque invites you into an exploration of loss and new beginnings through pensive, chic piano-driven pop. The Toronto singer-songwriter presents 11 titles drenched in poetic expression anchored by shining piano melodies, sweeping synthesizers and blissful orchestral arrangements.
In 2018 after surpassing a personal goal to write 100 new songs, Laurent teamed up with producer Dan Ledwell (Jenn Grant, Fortunate Ones) and longtime collaborator and drummer Jamie Kronick to record the album. Together, they took their time and created an album full of self-analytical characterizations rooted in swaying grooves and melancholic yet sanguine memories.
As portrayed in Laurent’s words and melodies, the album is an uninhibited reminder to stop and take in what’s beautiful as it happens
Former front-woman of the Balconies, Jacquie Neville, embarks on a new solo project. The Ottawa native singer/songwriter/guitarist has had her music featured in international film, television, and commercials. Her song ‘War’ was featured in a Game of Thrones commercial for Season 6. Jacquie delves deeply into personal themes ranging from working dead-end jobs, uprooting your life, love and self-discovery.