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Ballades pour elle

by CE François Couture

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Go 05:32
Sea Song 03:49



elle a dit : j’oublie parfois que tu chantes si bien
elle a dit : je veux que tu dises au monde entier que tu m’aimes
elle a dit oui

À Marie

Un mini-album de reprises pour ma douce qui oublie parfois que je sais chanter (normalement). Mais pas de chansons à l’eau de rose. Plutôt des chansons d’amours perdues, de liaisons qui se terminent bien et de liaisons qui se terminent mal. Des chansons de désespoir et d’acceptation. Des chansons qui, parce qu’elles me parlent ou au contraire parce qu’elles vont beaucoup plus loin que moi, m’ont aidé à traverser les épreuves de la vie (mais jamais autant qu’elle). Des chansons que je dépose à ses pieds comme autant d’offrandes cathartiques. Parce que j’ai grandi. Parce que je suis prêt. Parce que je l’aime. Et parce qu’elle a dit oui.

she said: I occasionally forget what a nice singing voice you have
she said: I want you to tell the world that you love me
she said yes

To Marie

This EP of covers is for my fiancée who tends to forget that I can sing (conventionally). But this is not a set of saccharine love songs. No, these are songs of lost loves, of relationships that end well or badly. Songs of despair and songs of acceptance. Songs that, because they speak to me or on the contrary because they go much farther than I ever did, managed to help me get through the hardships of life (though never as much as she did). These songs I lay down at her feet as cathartic offerings. Because I have grown. Because I’m ready. Because I love her. And because she said yes.


released January 31, 2018

CE François Couture : voix, instruments, traitements, arrangements, réalisation. / Voice, instruments, treatments, arrangements, production.

Enregistré et mixé d’août 2016 à janvier 2018 au studio / Recorded and mixed between August 2016 and January 2018 at Parking Reserved for Musicians Only (St-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC).

Graphisme/Design : Eve-Marie Roy

L Ballade par/by Shawn Phillips.
August & September par/by The The (M. Johnson).
Go par/by OSI (J.Matheos/K.Moore).
Sea Song par/by Robert Wyatt.
This Side of the Looking Glass par/by Peter Hammill.
I Scare Myself par/by Dan Hicks.


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CE François Couture Saint Faustin Lac Carré, Québec

Les François Couture sont légion. CE François Couture fait des musiques exigeantes, étranges et plutôt bruitistes. Il est aussi membre de La Forêt rouge. / There's a lot of François Coutures out there. THIS François Couture (that's what the CE in front means) makes demanding, strange, and rather noisy music. Also plays in La Forêt rouge ... more

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