On Aug. 26, 2022, Gab Bouchard releases Grafignes, his second album, which follows 2020’s Triste pareil – a recording that marked him as one of Québec’s artists to watch. The sequel originated during the first waves of the pandemic, and testifies to the ground he’s covered, how he took more time and space, and was inspired by his new friendship with keyboardist Mathieu Quenneville. Grafignes was recorded and mixed by Pierre Girard, the arrangements and additional sound recordings are by Gab Bouchard, Olivier Langevin, and Mathieu Quenneville – with the latter also arranging the strings. A few days ahead of the release of Grafignes, we spoke with to find out about the creative process behind the new album, once again propelled by sadness and introspection, but still managing to give us a few glimpses of fun.

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