Jean Leloup surprised everyone with a performance during the 30th SOCAN Awards Gala, on Sept. 22, 2019, at La Tohu in Montréal. He was there to receive his first three SOCAN Classic Awards, alongside his co-writers and publishers, for his massive hits “1990,” “Isabelle,” and “Cookie,” all drawn from his album L’Amour est sans pitié. SOCAN met with him afterwards, and  asked how he felt about celebrating some of his older songs, how his songwriting has evolved since then, and how it feels to know that one’s songs are now a part of the lives of so many people.