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What are the most anticipated albums of 2022? Here is a list of some songs released recently, which announce great releases to come.

Posted on January 22


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Jean Michel Blais

passboard, by Jean-Michel Blais

Second single from the album aubadesexpected on February 4 under the bosom of Arts & Crafts, passboard is inspired by a traditional dance of the same name popular in Brittany as well as by the liberating breath of Claude Debussy. As evidenced by the festive piece, the neo-classical pianist wears this time the cap of orchestral composer. For the rest, Jean-Michel Blais announces an album under the sign of the butterfly, symbol of rebirth and transformation.

Charles-Eric Blais-Poulin, The Press


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Ariane Roy

I wake upby Ariane Roy

It tumbles quickly for Ariane Roy since the mini album Avalanche (n.), released in March 2020 independently. The most recent Révélation Radio-Canada en chanson has since been hosted by Maison fauve and released under its roof three excerpts from a first pop-soul album expected in February 2022. Of the lot, we retain the not trivial ballad I wake upsweet moment of wandering in the city and in time, “between the cemeteries and the swings”.

Charles-Eric Blais-Poulin, The Press

Listen I wake up on Bandcamp: https://arianeroy.bandcamp.com/track/je-me-r-veille


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Spoon

The Hardest Cutby Spoon

The most infallible of American indie rock groups announces the arrival of its 10and scrapbook (Lucifer on the Sofaexpected for February 11) with a song archetypally spoon-esque, which one could however hardly tax as an autopastiche. It’s because the irresistible casualness of leader Britt Daniel always knows how to revitalize a proven formula, which is still based on this inimitable combination of riffs sleek and sharp guitars.

Dominic Tardif, The Press


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Peter Doherty and Frederic Lo

The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime, by Peter Doherty

Poetry and crime: that pretty much sums up the contrasts that stick to Peter Doherty, capable of handling both words and fists. However, no escapade erases the melodic and prosodic qualities of the terrible child of British rock (or is it Liam Gallagher?) expatriated in Normandy. The ex-The Libertines, with the promising The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crimeportends an album with French sounds – Frédéric Lo replaces his Puta Madres – and film noir springs.

Charles-Eric Blais-Poulin, The Press


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Mitsky

heat lightningby Mitsky

The break is over for Mitski, whose last album dates back to 2018. She set the stage for her comeback by revealing in quick succession The Only Heartbreakera pop song with sounds eightiesand heat lightning, a sweet song about giving up and which takes an almost epic turn in the first chorus. his album Laurel Hell due out February 4.

Alexandre Vigneault, The Press


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Criolo & Tropkillaz

cleaneby Criolo & Tropkillaz

Criolo, discovered 10 years ago with the album No Na Orelha, will release their new album by March. On cleane, a song for which he teamed up with the duo of MC Tropkillaz, he pays tribute to the patients and victims of COVID-19, including his sister. The tone is combative, but not aggressive. Expected release in March.

Alexandre Vigneault, The Press


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Lysander

Without forgetting, by Lysander

Forty-five years after the publication of Rumors of Fleetwood Mac, Steve Nicks continues, to our utter delight, to engender the epigones. The latest is called Lysandre and the title song (very dreams) from her debut album to be released on March 25 reads like a promise to all her lunar sisters never to let them down. A commitment to which the mother-witch would certainly raise her black hat.

Dominic Tardif, The Press


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Rosalia (with The Weeknd)

The Famaby Rosalia (with The Weeknd)

We do not know much about the next album of the Spanish Rosalia, except that it could include The Fama, a collaboration with The Weeknd. The atmosphere is inviting, even if the subject – the reverses of fame – is less lighthearted. The voices of the two blend naturally on swaying percussion. The Scrapbook Motomani does not yet have a release date.

Alexandre Vigneault, The Press


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Lisa LeBlanc

Why do today by Lisa LeBlanc

Ten years after her first album, it’s Lisa LeBlanc’s big comeback in French, and it’s high time. His chic disco is expected for March 18, and the tasty Why do today, a funky and joyful hymn to procrastination, is a delicious foretaste that shows that the Acadian singer-songwriter hasn’t lost her sense of punch. A more than welcome energy in these gloomy times.

Josee Lapointe, The Press


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Little Belliveau

I wish I had a John Deere, by P’tit Belliveau

The success of his debut album doesn’t seem to have changed P’tit Belliveau, if the song is to be believed. I wish I had a John Deere. The Acadian singer-songwriter, always so “uncomplicated”, dreams of only one thing: driving on the highway with his tractor and, why not, flying off into the cosmos. Piano, a melodica solo, a children’s choir, this not-so-simple anti-materialist ballad announces a second album for the month of April, and it’s very encouraging news.

Josee Lapointe, The Press


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Pull the Coyote

Matilda, by Tire le Coyote

Cradled by soaring keyboards, the very intense Matilda announces a new Tire le Coyote album for February 11th. In the first round of evidence will arrive more than four years later weeding, which was a great success and whose songs accompanied many people, especially at the beginning of the pandemic. If we rely on this new piece, it is very likely that the new opus of the singer-poet will once again be able to stir and comfort us.

Josee Lapointe, The Press


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Tears for Fears

break the manfrom Tears for Fears

We owe Tears for Fears, figurehead of the new wave of the 1980s, hits like Shout and Everybody Wants To Rule The World. The duo formed by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith will release their first album in 17 years on February 25, tipping point, three excerpts of which have already been unveiled. Most recent, Break The Man, is of its time since Tears for Fears wishes – on a melody of hope – the end of patriarchy and more women in positions of power. Released February 25.

Emilie Cote, The Press


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beach house

Super star, of beach house

Super star bears the same title as the immortal Carpenters song of the same name. It’s also an excerpt from Beach House’s new double album, Once Twice Melody, divided into four chapters, the last of which will be released on February 18. Super star, a jewel of melancholic pop, gives chills and wings from the first listen. Victoria Legrand describes a relationship whose star is fading. As beautiful as good!

Emilie Cote, The Press


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Marjorie Pedneault, aka Narcissus

Marjoriefrom Narcissus

Narcisse, finalist in the Francouvertes competition, will launch his first album in 2022 somewhere towards the end of the summer. The extract Marjorie is animated by the funk sound and protesting vocals of French artists like Catherine Ringer and Fishback. The text is about gender identity. Narcissus wants to disappear before the gaze of a stranger who tries to guess if his body is that of a girl or a boy.

Emilie Cote, The Press


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Alt-J

Hard Drive Goldfrom Alt-J

four years later RelaxAlt-J returns with The Dream, a fourth songbook that will be released on February 11. Three extracts have been released, the latest being Hard Drive Golda dashing piece with soulful accents, very organic, with very sixties, but nevertheless very identifiable to the sound Alt-J. The British trio will be performing on April 15 in Laval at Place Bell, sharing the stage with the group Portugal. The Man.

Pierre-Marc Durivage, The Press


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Jack White

taking me Backby Jack White

Jack White will also be in Laval, the day after Alt-J in fact, to promote his new album, Fear of the Dawn, which will launch on April 8. The guitarist from Detroit could also slip a few pieces ofEntering Heaven Alive, which will be unveiled a few months later on July 22. If the extract taking me Back gives the measure of this burst of creativity from Mr. White, we can’t wait for the sequel!

Pierre-Marc Durivage, The Press


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Charli XCX (with Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek)

New Shapesby Charli XCX (with Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek)

The British Charli XCX, the French Christine and the Queens and the American Caroline Polachek are three of the most flamboyant representatives of what should be called author pop. They come from a long line of close friends of melancholy, who know full well that there is no better place to offload the pain of a breakup than on the dance floor.

Dominic Tardif, The Press


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Porcupine tree

Harridanfrom Porcupine Tree

After a long hiatus of almost 12 years, Porcupine Tree returns with an 11and unexpected album which will be launched on June 24th. The British trio, emblematic figure of the post-prog current, caused a surprise last autumn by launching Harridan, an uncompromising excerpt from eight minutes where we recognize the codes of Porcupine Tree, but with a resolutely modern style. The group will be visiting the United States and Canada in the fall, and we should know soon if the group will stop in Quebec.

Pierre-Marc Durivage, The Press


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Father John Misty

funny girlby Father John Misty

The lush instrumental coating of funny girl transports us to a Hollywood era, where love inspires the most melancholy of songs. Taken from the album Chloë and the Next 20th Century, to be released on April 8, this excerpt from the mysterious Father John Misty is a treat for the ears. We can only look forward to what’s next.

Marissa Groguhe, The Press


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Stromae at the Bell Center in 2015

hellfrom Stromae

It has now been nine years since Paul Van Haver released an album, but his comeback promises to be brilliant. After his magnificent second album, Square rootthe one we know as Stromae comes back to us in shape and strength, with the song Health (released in 2021) and with hell, whose release caused a stir. A piece that touches us straight to the heart and upsets us, whose words strike us. The Scrapbook Multitudesannounced for March 4, promises great things.

Marissa Groguhe, The Press


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Bastille

No Bad Days, from Bastille

The friendly hymn no bad days is the fourth single from Bastille’s forthcoming album, Give Me the Future, and the atmosphere it sets offers a refreshing dose of pop for this new chapter. Good news in perspective: Ryan Tedder has held the seat of executive director for this fifth disc of the British group and we know that the musician has a tendency to turn everything he touches into gold.

Marissa Groguhe, The Press

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