After releasing the first single Alex in February and announcing his album debut show at the Francos de Montréal on June 14th, Robert Robert here presents the song Télé, an exponential ode to everyday heroes on an epic synth background. In his own words: “Sometimes I feel that the greatest strength for moving forward is the feeling of fighting against something, I wanted to transcribe this feeling into music”.
Since his first album in French, Silicone Villeray, Robert Robert has confirmed that his shift from DJ to singer-songwriter was a good idea. Locked up in his own mental vehicle for too long (a red pickup truck), he decided to take himself by the hand and finally spill the contents of his mind with a second French album : Bienvenue Au Pays, to be released on May 26th 2023.
He describes it as his country album: a vulnerable aggregation of repressed emotions, a mix of anachronic stories and metaphors, oscillating between hits and pop anomalies, queb and international influences. While 80% of the music and lyrics were done in a week, it took him a few months more to complete the album, along with his friend and co-producer Benoît Parent.
In addition to releasing Bienvenue au pays, Robert Robert wrote the soundtrack for the new series L’air d’aller, which aired on Télé-Québec, produced by Urbania and directed by Sarah Pellerin. In the last two years, Robert Robert has been nominated for the Félix-Leclerc award, the SOCAN de la Chanson award, the Slaight Music award, but also in the Alternative Album category at the ADISQ and in the Pop Album category at the GAMIQ.
Listen to Bienvenue au Pays on robertrobertmusic.com 👀
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