Where are you currently based?
I have been living in Montreal for the past 8 years.
How did you first start playing music?
Basically, I was the singer in a band with some friends. I decided to start writing music to sing over and eventually I stopped singing and focused on producing.
Your new single ‘Never Really Get There’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
There were no preconceived ideas, we just improvised in the studio one summer afternoon. We first started with the chords and then Jesse wrote some lyrics to it. There’s something both melancholic and festive in this song, we just captured that moment.
How did you go about writing Never Really Get There?
You’d have to ask Jesse, I had nothing to do with the lyrics. On the other hand, I can say that for me “Never Really Get There” represents a feeling of inability to listen to oneself, sometimes life diverts us from our essence.
The single Features Jesse Mac Cormack, how and why did Jesse come to be involved?
Jesse is a long time friend and collaborator. We like to make music together so it was natural for us to do this song together, nothing was planned. We’ve been collaborating for 4 years already on several different projects.
How was it working with Jesse?
It’s very intuitive and natural when we work together; we don’t really need to talk to each other, the music speaks for itself. I think our sensibilities complement each other very well, we have a lot of fun doing that.
The music video is directed by your sister Alex-Jeanna Dube, how was this experience?
It was the first time I collaborated with my sister on such an artistic project. It was really cool and easy. We’re only a year and a half apart in age, we’re like twins. We understand each other easily.
How did the concept for the music video come about?
For a long time, I had this idea of filming people through their windows dancing in their intimacy, in their world. I called my sister and she liked it right away, and she was able to tell a story using this concept.
Where and when did you film and what did you find most rewarding and challenging during the creation of the video?
The music video was shot entirely in Montreal and in confinement. Everything was filmed in just under a week in April. This video is a tour de force, to have managed to shoot it while everything was playing against us due to the lockdown is the greatest achievement for me. I also think that the casting is very much in the image of our city, I like its diversity. The most difficult thing was to respect the health regulations during the filming.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I listen to a lot of Caribou, Amtrac and Khruangbin.
What do you like to do away from music?
I love to garden and take care of my dogs. But what I like most of all is playing hockey!
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020?
Lots of new music 😉
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I really like any kind of food, I really like food hahah. I love spending time at Jarry Park, I think it’s the most beautiful park in Montreal!