Laurent Bourque has today released his new video titled ‘Easy’. Written like a polite ‘F*CK YOU’ to the pandemic, COVID’s got NO VID to compete with the feelgood antic, both visually and aurally, with Laurent’s way of dishing out that smile to each and every face that listens with what may be the laid back summer sun single this summer. Easy, indeed.
From The Artist
This past winter, I got obsessed with marrying my love of disco, 90’s hip hop and pop. I wanted to write a song that sounded like Dr. Dre. producing Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever. The result of that is “EASY.” I made “EASY” to counterbalance the sadness too… in order to heal and transcend the everyday hardship of this terrible pandemic we’ve all lived/are living through. It’s aspirational, communicating the hope I wanted to feel at a time when there was no relief in sight.
We have to concentrate on the good, simple moments.
About Laurent Bourque
On his new single EASY, Toronto’s Laurent Bourque embraces an uplifting pop sound, rooted in his love of raw punchy hip-hop beats, twinkling piano themes and unforgettable melodies. Inspired by a lighthearted danceable groove, EASY draws influence from many of Laurent’s 90’s childhood favorites like Dr. Dre, 70’s classics like the Bee Gees and contemporary pop giants like Mike Posner.
On his latest album, Blue Hour (2019), Laurent garnered much attention for his sleek piano pop sound. The album’s lead single ‘Matador’ was a charting hit in Canada, it reached the CBC Music Top 20 and remained there for 12 consecutive weeks. Another stand out track ‘Thinking of you’ was not only featured on many Spotify editorial playlists like Fresh Finds and Indie All Stars but was also a heavy rotation favourite on Sirius XM, BBC 6 and Stingray Digital.
His songwriting talents have landed him many accolades such as the Stingray Rising Star Award and his works have appeared on NETFLIX’s ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ and E! Network’s ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’ As an artistic collaborator, Laurent’s has recently had great success penning songs for many artists including Japanese artist Harumi (SONY Japan), whose most recent EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes R&B chart.
EASY is the first many new works that Laurent has lined up for the rest of the year. Stay Tuned Lovers.