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Synth-Pop Ensemble Le Couleur Releases ‘Comme une fin du monde’ Video

Disco synth-pop band Le Couleur shared their latest video for ‘Comme une fin du monde’. The track is taken from their latest LP, Concorde Deluxe Edition which was released earlier this year via Lisbon Lux Records. Le Couleur have just returned home from their UK and European tour and toured internationally multiple times, including performances at SXSW, FEQ, Osheaga and Liverpool Sound City to name a few. Le Couleur has received significant support across the globe, including praises from the likes of The Fader, Wonderland Magazine, Noisey, All Music, Under The Radar Mag, Flaunt Mag, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim, Atwood Magazine, and Beats Per Minute, and have recently been included on ‘The Best Bandcamp Livestreams of Winter 2022’ and contributing to over 10.9 million plays across streaming platforms. Le Couleur have previously won the GAMIQ prize for the ‘Best Electronic EP of the Year’ while their album (P.O.P) was selected among 40 Canadian albums on the Polaris Music Long List

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WATCH : Le Couleur – ‘Comme une fin du monde’

Based in Montreal, Canada, Le Couleur is led by Vietnamese-Canadian singer Laurence GirouxDo and consists of Laurence, Patrick Gosselin (Bass, keyboard and guitar) and Steeven Chouinard (Drums and sequence programming) and their live performances are bolstered by Philippe Beaudin (percussions), Sheenah (synths) and JC (guitar). Le Couleur’s own remarkable sound draws closer parallels to the likes of Róisín Murphy, ABBA and Sébastien Tellier.

In the world of psychedelic disco, all thoughts fall away as the funk becomes front and centre. Concorde takes its name from the legendary Franco-British aeroplane from 1965, nicknamed the “beautiful white bird” for its sleek and modern design. This avant-garde project that ended in tragedy has always held a certain fascination for Laurence GirouxDo; a deadly “crash” that inspired in her a sense of macabre sensuality.  In the album’s music, we find vintage influences, recalling the faded charm of 70s erotica, warm tones also rooted in psychedelia, disco, yéyé, and French chanson. ‘Comme une fin du monde’ is striking with its monochromatic tones boldly contrasted in the sensual warmth of each dancer and their shadows clinging to the negative space around them. 

Director Thierry Sirrois take us through the creation of the video: “This project is an ode to movement. A chance to give dancers the opportunity to speak for themselves, to find their own language. With the help of Alix Dufresne (the choreographer), the dancers were offered a canvas where they would become poetry. With movement being the key element of the work we used shooting techniques to make it possible to sublimate the gesture, to amplify it, to freeze it. The project is freely inspired by photographic techniques such as long exposure and the work of Eadweard Muybridge on the decomposition of movement in order to develop the uniqueness of the proposal. Each second. Like the end of the world.”

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