Review

Coeur De Pirate’s latest release has captivated audiences once again, her incredible voice this time being featured in two languages. Roses features 11 tracks of orchestrated art pop (7 of them in English) presenting a newer sound for the Montreal songstress. Previously known for her delicate ballads backed by piano (which have won her several Félix Awards, attracted JUNO nominations and given her two platinum albums), the new songs are cinematic and edgy without losing her signature style.

The French Canadian singer had previously mentioned interest in releasing songs in English, allowing her to branch out to a wider fan base. Although she admits writing in her second language was a bit of a challenge, she most definitely pulled it off, having already hit #2 on the Canadian Billboard charts this week (outsold only by The Weeknd).

The album covers themes that we can all relate to: the survival and recovery related with overcoming heartbreak, combined with lighter tones representing the  hope and freedom that follows. Now happily married, her songs touch on some previous experiences that she can now look back on from a new perspective. She also credits her young daughter, Romy, in influencing her songwriting this time around by giving her a more positive outlook in her songs.

This bold new album will without a doubt please the fans, new and old. Check out the theatrical music video for the single “Carry On” below. We can’t wait to see what this multitalented artist has in store for us next!



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