Lydia Képinski channeled her expansive energy as a child into music after having learned classical piano and guitar at a young age. She officially emerged into the world of music during the Cabaret Festif de la relève of Baie-St-Paul. 2016 marked this consecration, where after having released her EP (called EP) on the label Chivi Chivi, she won the Francouvertes, with practically all the prizes she was in the running for. Following this, she won the GAMIQ prizes for Revelation and EP of the Year.
In 2018, Lydia Képinski released her first full length album of bittersweet songs: Premier juin. The album stands for an intelligent kind of pop that shines out of Lydia Képinski’s sombre light and overcomes her painful learnings. Nominated on both the Long List for the 2018 Polaris Prize and six categories of the ADISQ, and also winning Pop Album of the Year at the GAMIQ Awards – like her voice, fragile yet affirmed, her future holds promise.
For Premier Juin’s first birthday, Lydia decided to entrust some of the most prized beatmakers of the moment with the album for them to give it a new texture. The masterminds behind RYAN Playground, Robert Robert, CRi, Tommy Kruise, Odile Myrtil, Ben Shemie, softcoresoft and Mollygum were lent the songs to reinterpret them. Premier juin Remix was born.
After being silent for two years, she’s back with MTL me déteste and its videoclip, and ode to the city that saw her birth.