Always on the road and between festivals, BEYRIES spent this summer touring Quebec. She performed at the Festival d’été de Québec, where her lovely songs conquered the old capital. As Philippe Renaud (Le Devoir) described so well, BEYRIES sings with an assured and reassuring voice that invariably reminds us of long-ago loves. She also performed for the Lolë White Tour in Toronto in front of 4000 people on July 27th.
The song Son, from her debut album Landing, was brought to the screen by DTO films productions. Directed by Philippe Grenier and shot on 35mm film, the video tells the dark secret of a country-dwelling family whose eldest son aims to avenge his little sister.
Produced by Alex McMahon, Landing is an 11-track album which includes a french song called J'aurai cent ans. Written by Maxime Le Flaguais, the song was composed with the help of Louis-Jean Cormier, who also lent his voice to the touching duet. The recording has been named Découverte francophoneby the Radios francophones publiques (Radio France, Radio-Canada, Radio-télévision Suisse and Radio-télévision Belge) for November and December 2016. Landing is available now on all digital platforms and physical music stores.
BEYRIES has followed a path scattered with many enriching professional experiences but also pitfalls. Cancer struck her life twice in her late twenties. Having missed out on many milestones, BEYRIES took shelter in music, which has been a part of her life ever since her childhood. Determined, the self-taught artist rediscovered a passion.
Via her manager, her songs found their way into the hands of talented musician and producer Alex McMahon. He was immediately struck by the deeply moving melodies, before learning her identity. The meeting between the two artists proved significant for the young woman.
They produced five songs over the summer of 2015, and a year later produced four more. Then BEYRIES began to work on the art of performing live. She embarked on a cross-country road-trip to play as much as she could; in bars, in little venues, and at outdoor festivals. Her first big show was opening for Martha Wainwright and the FME Quartiers d’hiver in March 2016. She has opened for Groenland, Safia Nolin and Kandle, and her songs have been licensed by television series such as Mémoires Vives (Radio-Canada), This Life (CBC), and Saving Hope (CTV). She also sang a sample of Je pars à l'autre bout du monde (music by Paul Daraîche / words by Isabelle Fiset) for the popular series Unité 9 (Radio-Canada).
On Landing, BEYRIES delivers a collection of songs that are sometimes tender and sometimes intense, though always without pretension. They draw in audiences by using the power of universal themes like the quest for identity, human relationships, letting go, courage and acceptance. BEYRIES now allows herself to be authentic and free.
BEYRIES is a singer-songwriter and self-taught musician born in Montreal. La Presse’s Émilie Côté has described her music, saying that a peaceful strength springs from her voice and comforting melodies. She took refuge at an early age in the beauty of her family piano which became a reassuring and immersive soundtrack for her childhood. Several years later came the desire to share and convert the vestiges of her past into lyrics and melodies.
The result is soft and intense music that is also touching and powerful. Her songs are without pretension, and tend to bring people together with their universal and timeless themes. Her music is captivating and takes us back to what is essential: the heart.