She had already been rolling around in the Quebec musical universe for years before joining Ariane Moffatt's team at La Voix 2016. Marie-Pierre Leduc offers a second album inspired by the challenges that came with the pandemic. A folk-pop opus that feels good.
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Marie-Pierre Leduc has been singing since she was very young. If her heart has long wavered between theater and singing, the one who developed a passion for music through musicals says that it is when she sings on stage that she feels most alive.
On the sidelines of her theater studies in Saint-Hyacinthe, the singer from Valleyfield participated in all possible singing competitions, notably winning that of Cégep en spectacle. She explains that it was by being part of many cover groups of classic rock songs that she discovered her vocal strength and what made her vibrate. On stage, she embodied Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, Janis Joplin.
The time the storm passes
In the company of Michel Roy, his accomplice in life and musical creation, the 44-year-old singer-songwriter has concocted The time that the storm passes, an album with an evocative title of the last two pandemic years. Produced and arranged by Michel (who also plays drums and acoustic guitars) and musician-producer Jay Lefebvre (Roch Voisine, Ginette Reno, Simple Plan), it is the opus that the couple consider their finest collaboration. nowadays.
If the eight pieces that make up this album written during the first confinement have a link with the pandemic, the creative duo insists: the work is full of positive touches. "The goal is to do good," adds the couple, who use common writing and who were able to count on some advice and the outside view of Nelson Minville when proofreading the texts.
The first single, Dis-le moi, is the most pop song on the album. For the record, it is the father of Marie-Pierre – the interpreter of the character of Louis Fraser in the popular youth show of the 90s Watatatow – who will appear in the music video for the song, which is scheduled for release at the end of May. .
The Voice effect
Marie-Pierre's time at La Voix was certainly formative for the artist, who gained greater self-confidence.
“For me, La Voix was a must, like a rite of passage to gain visibility, explains the one who had to try her luck four times before being selected. It was a seal of approval and it gave me credibility and confidence to do business for real and dare to go all out. I now know who I am as a singer.”
After Mon univers, a self-produced first album by their company Concepson Mpm in 2017, the duo as a couple for 22 years explains that they feel better surrounded; he signed on the Discs Artic label with producer Raymond Du Berger (Roxane Bruneau, Gerry Boulet, Patricia Kaas...) who will produce their third album, already scheduled for 2023.
Until then, several shows are announced in their region.