‘Starlite’ is the first single to be lifted from Montreal-based disco synth pop band LE COULEUR’s upcoming album ‘P.o.p’. produced by the band’s very own Steeven Chouinard and mixed by Eric Broucek (DFA record, The Drums, Neon Indian), the album is slated for release on the 28th October whilst the first single will be dropped on the 16th September via Lisbon Lux Records. Championed by the likes of Noisey, Les Inrocks, Brooklyn Vegan, The Line of Best Fit amongst others, LE COULEUR skillfully blends French lyrics and groovy sounds to create love-themed songs. The band has previously performed at Liverpool Sound City, Francofolies de Montréal and La Flèche d’Or, toured Europe and presented shows in Toronto and New York as well as being awarded a GAMIQ prize for the ‘Best Electronic EP of the Year’ with their second EP ‘Dolce Désir’.
Led by Vietnamese-Canadian singer Laurence Giroux-Do, the band is comprised of Laurence, Patrick Gosselin (Bass / keyboard / guitar), Steeven Chouinard (Drums / sequence programming) and joined on tour by percussionist Philippe Beaudin. After releasing their critically acclaimed debut album Origami in 2010, LE COULEUR befriended French Fox, a like-minded electronic music producer who would soon become a close collaborator. Released in 2013, their next EP Voyage Love featured LE COULEUR’s distinctive disco-pop sound. The EP was warmly received online coverage from over 15 countries, bringing them to the stage of a number of renowned festivals across the globe. Voyage Love also received a GAMIQ nomination for ‘EP of the Year’, as well as mentions on many year-end lists.
In 2014, after a European tour, LE COULEUR released Dolce Désir, a second EP praised by the critic and the public alike. To this day, the album continues to amass hundreds of thousands of plays on digital platforms such as Spotify and YouTube. In 2015, the band presented its colorful live show in international cities such as Toronto, Berlin and New York.
Inspired by tasteful vintage disco and drawing influences from the likes of Metronomy, Sébastien Tellier, Stereolab, Todd Terje and LCD Soundsystem amongst others, LE COULEUR describes ‘Starlite’, “Kind of 90’s house dance music with the rhythm section of a Sade’s song (we’re fans). That’s what we had in mind when this piano riff came out. A sexy, minimalist mood. Starlite is the name of the city where the story of the album is taking place.”
Listen to “Starlite” here: