After Jamais (j’aurais pensé), La vie attend pas, America, and Rosier, Valence released his first album, Pêle-mêle, in September of 2021.
The fine-tuned yet laid-back indie pop of Vincent Dufour (alias Valence) is one that is unobtrusively attractive. An amalgam of warm colours and a nod to soft-rock ballad clichés, it melds catchy and cosmic melodies. Borrowing its dense sound from neo-psychedelia and its ethereal aesthetic from dream pop.
Valence’s approach is however anything but random, and draws its inspiration from electronic music research and sound modelling. He admits being influenced by pioneers of the method like François de Roubaix, or more recently, Kevin Parker. Producer in the maximum privacy of his bedroom in the St-Sauveur district, Valence nevertheless gives himself the leisure to explore as he pleases, without any limits or pressure.
Autonomous without going at it entirely alone, the young artist collaborated with Steeven Chouinard (from Le Couleur), Aubert Gendron Marsolais and Antoine Bourque, who – this time around in the studio, not in his room – joined to add their touch to the new track.
Listen to his first album “Pêle-mêle”!
order it here
order the vinyl here
Listen now to Charlie, a single by Ariane Roy and Valence!
Audrey Marin / Lighter Than Air
Antoine Angers / Boîte Béluga
Morgane de Capèle