French-Canadian Geneviève Bellemare made a name for herself in Corvallis, Oregon with a unique sound influenced by jazz, church music, and ’70s FM pop. Brandon Lieberman, Music Director at Portland’s KBOO said, “If I could have only called a broker to buy stock in Geneviève I would have immediately grabbed all the shares I could!” The young Québécoise’s unending ambition brought her to Los Angeles to pursue a solo career. There, Bellemare was quickly picked up by the world-famous Verve Records and given a talented studio team, whose credits include significant and diverse acts like Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Pink, and Queens of the Stone Age, to realize her vision. The result is the Live and Die EP, a velveteen marriage of ominous trip hop and airy French pop with tinges of old-school jazz.
This is one you definitely do not want to miss.
Recommended Tracks: Track #1 “Live And Die,” Track #4 “The Way,” Track #3 “Riddle,” Track #2 “Hiding Space”
RIYL: Fiona Apple, Lykke Li, Anna Calvi, Portishead, Lana Del Rey, Suzanne Vega
FCC Caution on #4 (says a** and b*tch)