The Foreign Diplomats group has created one of the most ambitious albums of 2015, Princess Flash. Born in pain, as the result of a breakup, this will be encoded in the heart of the show that the quintet Laurentian present Thursday at 21 pm at Sous-Bois Chicoutimi.
Criticism welcomed this recording in great praise, which were earned. The songs let filter influences ranging from Wolf Parade LCD Sound System, while having their own logic, an original tone that the singer Elias Raymond, author of the texts, calls himself quite dark.
“Some pieces date back a few years, while others were written just before entering the studio, but all have a” dark “side, a vindictive side. I left things I’ve experienced, “he said yesterday in a telephone interview with the Daily.
Its propensity to densify the texts and orchestrations was tempered by his comrades. They were not private to add textures to the disc, however, jumping on everything that was lying in the studio to improve the records.
“The rule is that we did not care what it would show. We worked on it in the last month and I would say that the sound is heavier, more intense than on the album. It’s something that I wanted, “says Elias Raymond.
All Princess Flash parts will be interpreted in Sous-Bois, in addition to excerpts from EP released earlier. There will also be unprecedented, since the group left a ton of titles on the table out of the studio. “I’m happy to have secret songs,” says the guy from Sainte-Adèle a light tone.
It states that Hein Cooper, a friend of Foreign Diplomats, will be opening the show. “His first album will be released soon and he does is pretty cool. I listened to his stuff yesterday (Monday) and today there is an air that does not want to get out of my head, “says Elias Raymond.
About texts in English, finally, it invokes the need to create a distance from himself, allowing him to express very personal emotional. “It helps me to say things that do not come out as well in French. Sometimes my songs are a vomit emotions, “says the young man.