Up and coming Montreal-based indie musician Etienne Dufresne returns with his latest track “Jolicoeur,” a cinematic, offbeat modern indie-blues track via Chivi Chivi.
By: Sun Noor
The track is paired with an alluring lo-fi graphic video directed by Dufresne in collaboration with Martin Paré and Rose Côté. The vintage 3-D images pay homage to video games from the 90s.
In terms of the track’s context, Dufresne mentions, “Jolicoeur touches on the universal romantic disillusions of the 21st century and is paired with a music video inspired by the early days of video games. It is the story of someone who, in search of happiness, tries to start his life over elsewhere. The video illustrates a desire to escape the boredom of everyday life. However, this illusory exodus can sometimes hide an existential crisis. Even on the other side of the world, reality often ends up catching up with anyone who tries to flee. A classic “Boy meets girl” fiction with a background of caffeine-high induced heartbreak. The visual signature of the clip is an ode to David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” and to lo-fi video games from the late 90s.“
Download/stream “Jolicoeur,” here.
Watch the video for “Jolicoeur,” below:
Header photo credit: Etienne Dufresne.