Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Montreal; vibrant and huge.
How did you first start playing music?
It’s always been something I do.
Your new single ‘I Love You’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
I was listening to a lot of Sophie, especially *Faceshopping” and I wanted to explore my own version of that sound. The lyrics are playful, sexy, and a little confusing, which I did to mimick the multitude of feelings humans experience when we’re attracted to one another.
Where and when did you record/produce ‘I Love You’?
At my home studio, Studio Banane Géante. I usually compose lyrics as I’m walking home from events.
Who did you work with during the recording/production process?
I bounced off some ideas to Woulg, but mostly it was all me.
What programs/instruments did you use?
Ableton Live 10, ozone, minor third up, etc.
What did you most enjoy about the process and what did you learn?
I really enjoyed playing with layering, and that breathing sample is something Iève been looking for FOREVER so I was really happy to finally find it.
Your new single ‘I Love You’ is off your upcoming EP, what will the EP be called?
The working title is Inspector Knife
What does this EP mean to you as a whole?
It means following this new, entirely electronic direction for Blue Odeur. I want to see people dance and I feel like I’m finally figuring it out.
What did you find most challenging and rewarding whilst creating this EP? The most challenging was trying to edit down all my ideas to beautiful, uncluttered cohesive tracks. I feel like that is a challenge I’ll be happily facing for a while. The most rewarding part is listening to “I Love You” and being so freaking proud of it and what is gonna come after it!
Any new music video’s on the way? If so, please tell us more:
Always in the works, will let you know 😉
You are involved in the local Montreal DIY scene ever since you were involved with big underground spot ‘Poisson Noir’, please tell is about the Montreal DIY scene, what takes place?
The DIY Montreal scene is a truly inspiring community to be a part of; we are carving our own spaces out of this city, and classically, the best shows I’ve ever seen were at DIY venues. The empathy and compassion of this community is really amazing. My friends from Poisson Noir are definitely friends for life.
How did you first become involved in the Montreal DIY scene?
I joined Poisson Noir shortly after moving here, and the rest is history 🙂
What do you like to do away from music?
I love reading, mostly fiction and theory. I listen to podcasts like SRSLY WRONG and Reply All, and I dabble in making midi controllers and some light coding.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
SO MUCH LIZZO! And Lekeli47, Sevdaliza, and “Voices” by Flume and Sophie.
Any upcoming shows? Where and when?
Hot Tramp Festival!! At Diving Bell Social Club on Sept 1, with Sorry Girls, Bodywash and Beige-a-coeur, then onto Pop Montreal at Brasserie Beaubien with Winona Forever, Peeling and Sauna. In October, Halloween with Petra Glynt.
How do you prepare for live shows?
I choose my set list, then lay the base tracks out in Ableton, and create my vocal tracks with all of the appropriate FX laid out. I also try to take a moment of silence before I play, and do breathing exercises.
You’re playing shows at Hot Tramp Fest and also you Halloween show with Petra Glynt, how did these shows come about and what do you have in store for these special shows?
These shows came from Sarah Armiento, my wonderful new manager! She’s an absolute powerhouse and I’m overjoyed to work with her. I have some new hijinx in store, and some choreography.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2019 going into 2020?
The rest of the Inspector Knife EP, some videos, and besting what I’ve already accomplished.
Any secrets that you care to share?
YOU DO BELONG, YOU ARE IMPORTANT, PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Dim sum and Studio Banane Geante.