Felix and Two-time Juno Award winning vocalist, arranger, producer Emilie-Claire Barlow presents Lumières d’hiver (Winter Lights) – available Friday November 3, 2017.
Her 12th album, Lumières d’hiver (Winter Lights), continues Emilie-Claire’s musical evolution with her first foray into song writing. Lumières d’hiver showcases three new original compositions — Le dernier Noël, Janvier and title track Lumières d’hiver.
Always pushing her boundaries, her original compositions honour Emilie-Claire’s love of sophisticated pop music. Emilie-Claire’s re-invention of cherished classics such as I’ll Be Home for Christmas, River, Noël Blanc breathe new life into these familiar chestnuts.
A surprise duet appearance by Mitsou Gelinas on Renée Martel’s As-Tu Vu Le Père Noël? is charming and jazzy and a re-imagined 90’s pop duet Hey Santa (en français) with chanteuse Ingrid St-Pierre is sophisticated and groovy. The album features Emilie-Claire’s usual cast of stellar musicians as well as Québec music scene luminaries Jean-François Beaudet (gtr) and Melissa Lavergne (percussion).
Lumières d’hiver is Emilie-Claire’s homage to the beautiful winters of Québec and the Québécois who celebrate them with warmth and charm.