Selective Listening | Félix Dyotte, Loud Lary Ajust and Adrianne Lenker

Every week, our music journalists add songs to the playlist of The Press on Spotify. Here are three recent titles that are in our selection.

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Felix Dyotte, It’s worse and it’s better (with Evelyne Brochu)

We can always count on Félix Dyotte to come up with little gems of timeless pop songs. It’s worse and it’s betterwhich he sings in duet with his great friend, the actress Evelyne Brochu, will appear on Aerosol, his fourth album which will be released on May 17. With its catchy and light melody, its synthetic arrangements with a new wave tendency – the singer-songwriter co-produced the entire album with Félix Bélisle of Choses Sauvages – but with its roots always assumed in French song, this new piece is embedded in our ears in just two listens. And it’s for the best!

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Loud Lary Ajust, It’s not what you think


Loud, Lary Kidd and Ajust

LLA is back! Well, it’s not like Loud, Lary Kidd and Ajust stayed silent for long. In addition to solo albums, the trio regularly collaborates on pieces and occasionally shares the stage. However, nothing has been launched under the Loud Lary Ajust name since 2016! To mark the 10the album anniversary Blue Volo – a vinyl will go on sale shortly – the Montreal group has just released It’s not what you think, a track with a bouncy rhythm punctuated by a catchy chorus and casual verses, as well as a music video filmed in Paris. A tour has also been announced. LLA will perform among others in Quebec, Sainte-Thérèse, Saguenay, Montreal, Baie-Saint-Paul and Drummondville.

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Adrianne Lenker, Sadness as a Gift


Adrianne Lenker

The author of these lines regularly wonders how Adrianne Lenker manages to be so prolific. But, above all, how she ensures that each of her works, personally and as leader of the Big Thief group, is as successful, complete, profound. The singer-songwriter releases her sixth album under her own name, titled Bright Future. Its folk music has the great power to captivate and generate strong emotions. Lenker’s voice, so soft and powerful at the same time, tells stories written like writing a novel. With an intuitive pen, she sometimes describes events, scene by scene, leading the listener directly into her memories or dreams, in a captivating and touching musical pleasure. As in this piece, Sadness as a Gift. Being able to dive back into the world of Adrianne Lenker thanks to this gigantic album is a chance.

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