Bruno Pelletier is multiplatinum Canadian recording artist and a 3-time JUNO nominee. He hails from the Quebec City suburb of Charlesbourg. In the beginning, Bruno formed both Anglo and Franco bands before relocating to Montreal to play gigs around the city. Bruno’s debut album came out in 1992, and he landed major roles in Luc Plamondon musicals such as La Legende de Jimmy (about James Dean), Starmania, and Notre Dame de Paris. Bruno Pelletier’s third album Miserere achieved double platinum certification for shipments of over 200,000 units, and he began winning Félix awards. “Le temps des cathedrals” was named song of the year by ADISQ in 1999. Bruno has an astonishingly handsome voice that has attracted fans from all over the world.
Regarde Autour (French for look around) is Bruno Pelletier’s 13th studio album and contains a batch of hearty pop-rock tunes all delivered perfectly with his great vocals. The spirit of the disc is a happy one as Bruno takes us on a ride to celebrate the beauty of life. A long list of collaborators helped make this fabulous record, some of whom are Stephan Moccio, Martin Bachand, Richard Séguin, Lynda Thalie, Kim Thuy, and Amy Sky.
Regarde Autour came as a surprise to both his fans and Bruno himself. His last project Music & Cinema, a collaborative one with Guy Saint-Onge, took Pelletier on an extensive tour of such places as Russia, France and South Korea, after which he wanted to take an extended break to relax and enjoy his life. However, Bruno’s game plan changed when his friend Nelson Minville asked him to add his vocals to a song for suicide prevention week. Bruno was reluctant at first, because it concerned such a heavy subject, but when he was played the song “Regarde Autour”, everything changed. In fact, Bruno decided to make a whole album. His overall vision was one of wanting to keep it light and rhythmic, a pop record that was positive and optimistic. He calls the new album “a selfie of a moment in my life. I deal with rather serious themes, but in a positive tone.”
Bruno Pelletier’s Regarde Autour is a wonderful album. We embed below the MV for track “Cinquante fois” (“Fifty Times”) below which plays with the concepts of carpool karaoke, cloning, and from the looks of it, enjoying life in one’s fifties. iTunes