Art-Folk / Chanson-Punk (Québec QC)
Safia Nolin caught us off guard with her hard confessions, self-deprecation, and poetic sense of humour. There’s a mysterious touchstone that certain iconic Francophone songwriters possess; it’s a power to wield the language in a way that’s visceral and accessible beyond words. Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf had it, so does Safia Nolin.
Kindred spirits: Kimya Dawson, Julie Doiron, the Juno Soundtrack in Québecois.