OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2022 – Today, Montreal-based blesse are sharing their new track, “météore“, alongside an excellent and cinematic video. Made up of ex-members of Polaris Longlist nominees Zen Bamboo, the band is signed to Simone Records and “météore” follows previously released “amour aride” and “perle plastique”, and comes ahead of a debut album that will be out early 2023.
WATCH: blesse’s “météore” on YouTube
An emotional and synth-heavy track, “météore” showcases blesse’s aptitude for writing driven and exciting alt-pop tunes. On the track, the band explains “”météore” is a love story through the end of the world and what comes after. The track’s lyrical DNA intertwines with soaring hyper pop textures. It’s a modern, apocalyptic ballad that should be heard crying under the stars“, and they will be playing at Coup de Coeur Francophone Festival in Montreal in November.
The new alliance of ex-Zen Bamboo members Léo Leblanc, Charles-Antoine Olivier (aka CAO), and Xavier Touikan, blesse is a chemical reaction—an emancipation, a liberation—a creative impulse that seeks a new union.
The trio crafts idiosyncratic, pluralistic, abrasive, and above all, catchy pop. Inspired in particular by Porches, My Bloody Valentine, and Indochine, their music is a hyperpop/bedroom pop hybrid based on absolute mutual trust: Missteps are practically nonexistent, and forward momentum is irresistible.
The group progresses towards its musical goals with every song, bouncing ideas surely amongst themselves, constantly renewing them. Their music sets out bravely, rarely returning to its starting point, conserving its adventurous energy, discovering new ideas, destination unknown. Their chief challenge is containing their great abundance of ideas.
blesse’s “météore” is out on now on Simone Records. You can listen to it here.