Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, singer-songwriter Laurent Bourque turned heads with the release of his debut album What We Talk About in 2011.
What We Talk About brought Laurent on tour all across across North America appearing at many festivals including the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, North By Northeast, Ottawa Folk Festival, POP Montreal, Canadian Music Week and the In The Dead Of Winter Festival; sharing the stage with many great artists such as Andrew Bird, Alex Nevsky, Jenn Grant, Dan Mangan, Scars on 45, Teddy Geiger and Buck 65.
Last year, Laurent Bourque released his sophomore record: Pieces of Your Past.
Recorded with renowned producer Dave Draves, (Kathleen Edwards, Julie Doiron, Jim Bryson) the result is a charming, beautiful and honest folk/pop record addressing all themes of life in love. Laurent recorded Pieces of Your Past live to tape in the studio alongside his talented backing band (Jamie Kronick, drums, Phil Charbonneau, bass) completing the majority of the album in a single day. A rare thing in today’s music scene, the live recording setting allowed for more feeling, and character to shine through Laurent’s accomplished songwriting. Anchored by Laurent’s melodic and powerful vocal style, the feelings, sounds and personality of Pieces of Your Past are what make it an undeniably exciting record.
Since it's release, Laurent has once again hit the road sharing his music with people all over North America as well as Europe. Laurent was also recently granted the Stingray Music Rising Star Award and is currently working on a follow up to Pieces of Your Past which will be released next year.
Listen to Pieces of Your Past
"This songwriter [...] will be quick to make headway [in] the folk-inspired-pop scene"
- Fateema Sayani, The Ottawa Citizen
"Laurent Bourque "gets it" - his voice, his guitar playing, his songs - he's simply got a sound that pulls you in from the start and keeps you hanging on to every bit. A fresh mint sound with crafty songwriting and arrangements."
- John Klepko, CBC
"Ce second album de Laurent Bourque (Pieces of Your Past) est somme toute un petit bijou. C’est brut, c’est vrai, c’est triste, mais, au final, c’est un album qui nous réconcilie avec la vie."
- Laurence Lebel, BRBR.
"What We Talk About is a confident debut from a skilled musician."
- Jared Morano, CHARTattack
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