One of the most iconic figures on the Quebec reggae scene, singer-songwriter Face-T will launch his EP2 on August 29, his new effort following EP1 (released March 2015), which had caught media attention, of which the prestigious London daily The Guardian, presenting the artist as “A powerful voice and a talented composer”.
Two shows will be presented to introduce for the first time the EP2’s four new titles, along with already familiar tracks. On Thursday, September 8 at Groove Nation in Montreal, we will have the opportunity to attend a full concert, as Face-T will be backed by his own SolidGround group, with whom he has been touring Quebec for already two years. Then, he will be featured in an event in Sound System fashion in Quebec on Friday, September 9 as part of the Bassville Hi-Fi evening, in the Sous-sol du Cercle.
Listening to Face-T’s EP2, it’s clear we are dealing with a well-grounded singer-songwriter, emancipated from the genre’s limitations. We also discover that Face-T has become more of a full-fledged singer. Thus, the artist felt right about composing sentimental ballads, such as You A Queen or Bye Bye Love.
Face-T’s music always inspired crowds to move and dance. Fight Back, the first single from the EP2 released in May got quickly noticed and it is very likely that You Got Me Moving will receive the same welcome, due to its uptempo rhythm. This song was written in collaboration with Mungo’s Hi Fi (Scotland), Face-T and Poirier’s faithful collaborators, acting again as director and executive producer of the project.
1- Fight Back – produced by King Doudou et Poirier (France / Quebec)
2- You Got Me Moving – produced by Mungo’s Hi Fi (Scotland)
3- You a Queen – produced by Poirier (Quebec)
4- Bye Bye Love – produced by Riddim Wise (Quebec)
EP1 has given the chance to Face-T to perform at the Festival de musique émergente, at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, at the Montreal International Reggae Festival and La Grosse Lanterne Festival. It also gave Face-T an occasion to be invited to perform on the sets of two major television programs, Pénélope McQuade and Belle et Bum last summer. He has also collaborated with electro-dubstep combo Black Tiger Sex Machine (BTSM) and is featured on three tracks from Poirier’s latest album Migration.