Official website of Canadian artist Laurent Bourque

Blue hour

by Laurent Bourque 

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Blue hour invites you into an exploration of loss and new beginnings through pensive, chic piano-driven pop. Singer-songwriter Laurent Bourque presents 11 titles drenched in poetic expression anchored by shining piano melodies, sweeping synthesizers and blissful orchestral arrangements.

After touring his 2014 debut album, Pieces of Your Past, which won him Canada’s Stingray Rising Star Award, Laurent decided to put the brakes on and rethink his approach to songwriting. During a lengthy creative ennui, Laurent was introduced to the idea of co-writing. 

Collaboration would be the creative key to the material in Blue hour. “When you write with other people, you can bounce things off each other and the best idea always wins,” he says. “Which always makes for better art.”

In 2018 after surpassing a personal goal to write 100 new songs, Laurent teamed up with producer Dan Ledwell (Jenn Grant, Fortunate Ones) and longtime collaborator and drummer Jamie Kronick to record the album. Together, they took their time and created an album full of self-analytical characterizations rooted in swaying grooves and melancholic yet sanguine memories. 

Blue hour is twilight’s shining moment of natural, unwrinkled radiance. A mellow and vibrant hue that casts itself atop of landscapes, skylines and people going about their lives. As portrayed in Laurent’s words and melodies, Blue hour is an uninhibited reminder to stop and take in what’s beautiful as it happens.

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listen to Blue hour

produced and mixed by dan ledwell at lake echo.

mastered by noah mintz at the lacquer channel.

all songs written by laurent bourque.

watch the video for the first single: Matador

watch the video for the second single: Thinking of you

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contact

publishing (world): CCS Rights Management

Jodie Ferneyhough / jodie@ccsrightsmanagement.com  

Jordan Howard / jordan@ccsrightsmanagement.com

publicity (Canada): What’s The Story

Beth Cavanagh / beth@whatsthestory.ca

 publicity (UK): Copacetic PR

Lucius Yeo / lucius@copaceticpr.com

publicity (Germany): Starkult Promotion

Jorg Timp / joerg@starkult.de


to reach laurent:

laurent@laurentbourque.com

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters.