Thursday, August 10
1499, Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, Québec.
Originally from Mashteuiatsh on the shores of Lake Pekuakami, Soleil Launière lives and works in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). A multi-disciplinary artist combining song, movement and theater with performance art, she interweaves the presence of the two-spirited body with experimental audiovisuals, drawing inspiration from the cosmogony and sacred spirit of the animals of the Innu world. Last June, she unveiled her first single Au bout, an intimate contemporary indie work in which she and the band CHANCES (Geneviève Toupin (Willows), Chloé Lacasse and Vincent Carré) explore a universe of rhythms and vocal harmonies with a gentle poetry that speaks of the passage of time, identity and the spirit of nature. In her debut album, to be released on October 13, Soleil Launière explores themes of language identity, femininity and matriarchy. An intriguing and gripping new roots-soul project.