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Myriam Gendron, 'Au Cœur De Ma Délire'

Myriam Gendron lets her found sounds linger; steam hisses, crickets chirp, cars pass over wet streets and a young child calls out to mama over a gently picked electric guitar that, somehow, both slows and speeds time. Even before we hear the Quebecois songwriter's world-weary voice, an audiovisual scene is set. "Ô ma délire tu t'en vas tu t'engages," she sings of a desperate love, "Pourquoi me faire languir aussi longtemps?" Like her 2014 debut, Gendron imbues this traditional French song with a somber, sepia-toned smoke that summons the past with affection and ache.

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