Whether he spends an afternoon on Place des Abbesses in Paris, finds himself lost in a forest of disappointed lovers, or goes on a joyful journey to the columbarium, his soft voice talks about human emotions and depicts dark fables with memorable characters, such as the sexy and mysterious prostitute named Reine Émilie.
Montréal is always celebrated as a city that sits between North American and European cultures. This rings all the more true when you listen to Pierre Lapointe, whose distinctive persona, influenced by French surrealism and American glam rock, sits in between these two cultures. His sad circus is a vaudeville that’s all about human tragedies; it’s a moving universe that doesn’t quite belong to here and now, but is both retro and futuristic. It’s worth checking him out if you’re in town, and pick up his album before going back home.
Listen to Pierre Lapointe’s music and get the latest info about his upcoming shows on his official website: http://pierrelapointe.com.