A group of French Canadian artists have released a new single L’amour est Toujours là (Love is always present). The song came out in time for Mental Health Week in Canada, along with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It raises people’s spirits, especially in difficult and trying times.
The music is French Pop/Musique Francophone. The song has an optimistic and soothing beat that slowly becomes upbeat and cheerful. There’s even a 70s vibe to it that reminds me of classical French music—the guitar in the background adds to that vibe/feeling to the song. David Laflèche and Ian Kelly composed the song with a well-structured and incredible rhythm.
The group of artists Ian Kelly, Gaële, Nikamu Mamuitun, Mathew Vachon, Scott Pien Picard, Ivan Boivin Flamand, Cédric St-Onge, Joëlle St-Pierre, Marcie Gagnon, Kanen Pinette Fontaine, Chloé Lacasse, and Florent Vollant did an incredible collaboration, singing in French and English. They sang beautifully and softly.
The lyrics are optimistic and inspirational. David Laflèche, Ian Kelly and Marie-Mai wrote the song with new words written by Matthew Vachon, Scott Pien Picard, Florent Vollant, and Marcie Gagnon. There are so much joy and love in the lyrics. The song inspires solidarity and hope, especially with the Lockdown/Quarantine, impacting the mental health of many. It’s also about living life to the fullest describe in beautiful words.
The single L’amour est Toujours là is available