Having already won over European fans last December when she opened for Lou Doillon, Safia Nolin announces a second tour on the other side of the Atlantic this September. She’ll be performing in France and Switzerland over 10 days, kicking off her tour on September 16th at Le Chaînon Manquant festival. She will continue touring across Quebec this fall and winter.
Safia, who recently won the prestigious Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson, also shares a DAVAÏ-directed video for her song Technicolor, premiering today on NOISEY. Shot in Newfoundland using drones, the video features astonishingly haunting images of landscapes, some of which have been digitally altered, which enhance the song’s moodiness. Technicolor is off the Polaris Long-Listed album Limoilou, released in September 2015.
It has been a busy busy summer for Safia Nolin this year! After having performed at many festivals such as le Festival d’été de Québec, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, Osheaga, le Festif! and even more, she’s still on the road. Don’t miss her in a city near you! The young singer-songwriter will be performing at the festival in the forest La Grosse Lanterne on Saturday, August 13th. Check out all her tour dates HERE.
Safia Nolin, possibly the world’s biggest fan of Christmas, is pleased to share a DAVAI-directed video for her song Noël partout(i.e. Christmas everywhere). Wistful and picturesque, the song is off her debut album, Limoilou, released September 11th via Bonsound.
Recently called a young, fragile and deeply moving songwriter by French magazine Les Inrocks, Safia will actually fly for her first time to play shows in Europe, nine of which are to open for Lou Doillon. Tonight she will perform in Ste-Thérèse at Bar Le Cha Cha, and will be in Ottawa this Saturday, November 28th, at NAC Fourth Stage.
The year 2016 looks just as promising for Safia Nolin. She will open for Louis-Jean Cormier, with whom she shared the stage at this year’s FME, for over 15 shows in Quebec.
Less than three months after the release of her debut album, Limoilou, Safia Nolin will set out to conquer Europe from December. The thirteen exquisite songs of Limoilou (William Robin, Bandcamp Blog) and her gut-wrenching voice have already charmed media and public alike in Quebec. Her first tour overseas includes 13 shows. Not only will she open for Lou Doillon on nine dates, she will also headline a show in Paris at Les Trois Baudets and perform two showcases at Bars en Trans in Rennes.
I’m so excited! It’ll be my first time on a plane. I’m just wondering if I can bring my Advent calendar with me on the plane, says the singer-songwriter who’s already counting down the days until Christmas, her favorite holiday.
Nominated at the 2015 GAMIQ (Quebec Independent Music Scene Awards) in the Breakthrough Artist of the Year category, Safia will first headline a show at Montreal’s Lion d’Or on November 10th, as part of Coup de coeur francophone, and will perform at M for Montreal on November 21st, as part of the Franco showcase. She will also play shows in Trois-Rivières on November 19th, in Ste-Thérèse on November 26th and in Ottawa on November 28th.
Today, Safia Nolin releases a new song Acide, off her upcoming debut album Limoilou, to be released on September 11th via Bonsound. Limoilouis available for pre-order via bandcamp and iTunes.
The launch party for Limoilou will take place on September 9th at the Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End church’s basement, 5035 Saint-Dominique Street, Montreal. Fans are welcome to join Safia for a short performance, which will be followed by DJ sets. Admission is free with the purchase of the album. Safia will also be performing at Coup de coeur francophone festival on November 10th at Cabaret Lion d’Or.
In other news, last week Safia dropped a creepy video for her song Ce matin as an ode to the iconic horror movie The Blair Witch Project.
Safia Nolin will release her debut album, Limoilou, via Bonsound on September 11th. Today, she shares a new song, Ce matin, streaming now on YouTube. The album is available for pre-order on Bandcamp (digital/cd/vinyl) with instant downloads of Igloo and Ce matin.
Don’t miss the album launch in Montreal on Thursday, September 10th. Details will be announced soon.
Safia writes her music with a beautiful spontaniety, constantly exploring the multiple opportunities around her. Drawing inspiration from her environment and general human nature, her songs will often reflect her own life experiences. Her genuine, touching lyrics and haunting melodies guide us through her unique universe.
Safia Nolin releases the video for Igloo, her very first original song. This new version of the previously released single will appear on her debut album, set to be released at the end of the summer via Bonsound.
To keep the never-ending winter chill at bay, the singer-songwriter builds a unique refuge in the middle of her apartment. The song is striking and emotionally-loaded, and her vocals manage to embody all of the world’s loneliness.
Upon first hearing the song, director Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau was reminded of an igloo-shaped art installation made of sixty or so speakers by Montreal interdisciplinary artist Alexis O’Hara. She agreed to re-create a version of her work for the purposes of this project, and the video’s construction whole heartedly embraces the song’s slow, waltz-like tempo. The result will leave you anything but cold.