Both the SOCAN Awards gala and Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Cœur de pirate, were celebrating their 30th anniversary on Sept. 22, 2019. The artist couldn’t have hoped for a better gift than the prestigious Songwriter of the Year Award, and a Popular Music Award she earned for her song “Prémonition.” The honours were the first in her career celebrating her talent as a songwriter, an important distinction for an artist known for her emotional songs, as intimate as they are powerful. SOCAN met with her before the gala, where she tells us, among other things, about her very personal creative process, and the story behind “Prémonition.”