Written in the wee hours of the night while trying to overcome writer’s block and self-doubt, La nuit s’achève, the second album from Valence, is nonetheless a luminous offering, a creative journey that ends with the arrival of dawn, heralding the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. In the video below, Valence explains how he overcame his creative hurdle by letting go of his inhibitions, and trusting his musicians and producer, the much-in-demand Alexandre Martel. He also explains how he found inspiration for his music and used it consistently on La nuit s’achève – one of the most accomplished Québec-originating albums of 2024 so far.

SOCAN Interview, Valence, 2024

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