Selected New Releases: March 31, 2017 – Part 1/2

We’re profiling 16 newly released albums this week which will cap things off for March. Here in Part 1, we look at eight of them.

Mathieu Lippé, originally from the Sherbrooke area, releases Les amants de l’aube, a folk-pop effort with some nice beats and funky grooves.

Vancouver JUNO-nominated alternative group Said the Whale conjures up some vocal harmonies in its latest fuzz-pulse driven album As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide.

Karkwa member Julien Sagot returns with his brand of creative, unique alternative in Bleu Jane. It’s the sort of album that gets the Polaris jury drooling.

Legendary multiple JUNO nominated refined country artist Patrick Norman is back with an album that features a batch of guest vocalists. This one’s called Bonheurs partagés.

Toronto’s JUNO nominated Lydia Ainsworth, with Darling of the Afterglow, has one of the best albums this week. It’s electronic pop with a bit of an R&B vocal style and includes a cover of “Wicked Game”.

Another standout is album Devant nous, but given that its artist is Edmundston, New Brunswick’s Roch Voisine, that’s a given. The multiplatinum, multiple JUNO winner adds his handsome vocals to some upbeat AC/pop tunes.

Highly successful Gabrielle Goulet (she made the CKOI Top 25 of 2016) from Ottawa delivers Elle sait, a delicious folk-pop record.

Finally, Toronto’s Prozzäk is gunning for a comeback with brand new pop album Forever 1999. Some of you may remember the duo from the early noughties who nabbed four JUNO nominations.