16 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pierre Lapointe is a hopeless romantic—and that is a good thing. Big ideas push his songwriting to breathtaking heights on his impeccable second album, which cemented his status as one of Quebec's sharpest young talents. Whether alone at the piano, backed by a chorale or a cascading string section, Lapointe sings of life and love with an arresting sense of poetry, a poet's sense of melody, and a striking emotional fearlessness. Rarely is pop music so audacious and refined.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pierre Lapointe is a hopeless romantic—and that is a good thing. Big ideas push his songwriting to breathtaking heights on his impeccable second album, which cemented his status as one of Quebec's sharpest young talents. Whether alone at the piano, backed by a chorale or a cascading string section, Lapointe sings of life and love with an arresting sense of poetry, a poet's sense of melody, and a striking emotional fearlessness. Rarely is pop music so audacious and refined.

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About Pierre Lapointe

Baroque pop crooner Pierre Lapointe was born in Lac St. Jean, Quebec, in 1981. A kind of spiritual heir to the music immortal French composer Serge Gainsbourg, his elegantly debauched self-titled debut LP also earned comparison to Rufus Wainwright upon its mid-2004 release. Lapointe's follow-up, La Forêt des Mal-aimés, was released in the spring of 2006. ~ Jason Ankeny

HOMETOWN
Lac St. Jean, Quebec, Canada
BORN
1981

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