Louise Burns Asks, “Who’s the Madman?”

Canadian recording artist Louise Burns has proven through three albums thus far that she is an ace when it comes to songwriting, singing, and musicianship. Her latest new wave leaning album Young Mopes is one of the finest works of the year to date, and we now have a music video for opening track, “Who’s the Madman.” The MV stars a vampire and plays with the concept that real life is often stranger than what we see on TV. Album Young Mopes follows 2013’s Midnight Mass and the 2011 Polaris Prize-nominated Mellow Drama.  iTunes

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Louise Burns in Top Form on Young Mopes

louise-burns-young-mopesSigned to Madonna’s Maverick label when she was just 15, Louise Burns of Cranbrook, BC co-founded all-female, JUNO-nominated rock group Lillix serving as its bass player. Now based in Vancouver and signed as a soloist to Light Organ Records, always ready to participate in various projects including new wave band Gold and Youth, Louise recently released her third solo record Young Mopes. Her 2011 jangle-pop debut album as a soloist earned a Polaris nomination. The new record is introspective, guitar-oriented new wave with some strokes of synth, New Orderesque high-pitched bass pulses, tight drumming, and includes a cover of the Blue Nile’s “Downtown Lights”. Track “Strange Weather” sees Burns master the country-inspired genre complete with lap steel. The tunes are deliciously shadowy, and Burns’ bright vocals and energetic delivery give it a sunny glaze. Young Mopes embodies the spirit of an old soul with a teenage heart. It is yet another ace for one of Canada’s most underrated talents, Louise Burns. Catch her on tour in March and April supporting The Zolas.  iTunes