by the partae

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 26th, 2022 – Canadian country artist Justine Blanchet is celebrating the official music video for her current single, “Hard to Love”, which has garnered over 140k views on YouTube since its release in September.

“Hard to Love” – Official Music Video:

“Hard to Love” is the first collaboration between Blanchet and hitmaking Nashville producer Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive, Tebey, Tyler Joe Miller, Matt Lang). Written by a trio of first-rate country songwriters – Courtney Cole, Derrick Southerland, and Kelly Archer, “Hard to Love” offers an inviting country flavour with flourishes of modern pop in its honest examination of love that feels just out of reach.

In speaking about the video, Blanchet says, “To capture the message of this song, we wanted to dive into the dynamics of relationships with emotionally unavailable partners. Our central symbol is a poker game that shows how true intentions and feelings can remain hidden, even from people we think we know and want to love.”

“Hard to Love” is the latest highlight for the Montreal native, who regularly releases her music in English and French. With eight previous singles – including 2019’s “Strong” (over 175K streams on Spotify) and 2021’s “Get Out of the Mud” (#4 on CBC Country/Sirius XM) – and live show highlights like the Festival Country Lotbinière, the Gatlingburg Songwriter’s Festival, Big Valley Jamboree, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and a pair of Diamonds in the Rough showcases during Canadian Country Music Week, Blanchet is poised for the next wave of her rising and uniquely cultured country music adventure.

As Blanchet divides her time between Canada and Nashville, “Hard to Love” represents the best of both worlds. Blanchette recorded the vocals in Canada, while the song was produced in Music City (a first for her), as was the music video. “Hard to Love” also serves as the first release from her debut EP, set for release in 2023. Between now and then, she wants audiences to not be too hard on themselves when they encounter someone who is hard to love.

She says, “I want listeners to remember that no matter how much you love someone, you cannot make them love you back. But that’s okay. You shouldn’t have to. It’s better to know your worth and find someone who recognizes that. Your patience will be rewarded with love that is honest and more fulfilling.”

Justine Blanchet is currently in Nashville working to complete her EP.

The “Hard to Love” music video is currently available on YouTube.

For more about Justine Blanchet, please visit or find her on social media:

Instagram: @JustineBlanchetMusic                       Facebook: @JustineBlanchetMusic                        

TikTok: @JustineBlanchetMusic                               Twitter: @JustineBlMusic

Spotify:               YouTube: @JustineBlanchet

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