Coming together in 2016, Montreal trio CHANCES--Chloé Lacasse, Geneviève Toupin, and Vincent Carré--has constructed an eclectic, electronic, and world music-influenced indie pop sound, speaking to listeners through empowering tracks like "Fire To Go."
Fresh off the release of their debut album Traveler, today CHANCES shares a playlist that they call "Midnight snack soulfood songs" with Musical Notes Global. Find out why they love these songs below!
"A Shade of Green"-Thus Owls
Thus Owls is a fantastic Montreal band. This song showcases their singer Erika Angell's haunting vocals in a gorgeously sparse arrangement that completely draws you in. We listened to it in the tour van on the road last week and from the very first notes, we were all holding our breath. No one said a word until the end. We were completely mesmerized.
"Play it Right"-Sylvan Esso
This song was featured in the movie Into the Forest. We shazamed it right away and fell in love with the band. Something about the minimal verses and the explosive choruses makes you want to press repeat again and again. One of those songs that puts sparkles in your step and light in your day.
"33 'GOD'"-Bon Iver
We instantly fell for this song which is a mix of electronic and organic sounds. The piano riff and the abstract lyrics create an emotional landscape that feels like falling in love.
"Fourth of July"-Sufjan Stevens
This song about the death of Sufjan Stevens' mother is beautiful, lyrically but also especially in the silence between words. The arrangement is subtle, complex and airy all at once and perfectly translates the emotion.
"You and I"-Local Natives
The way the rhythm and melody intertwine in this song just feels really good. The chorus soars supported by a brilliantly simple guitar hook. It makes us want to take a road trip somewhere completely new with the windows rolled down...If you were to imagine what freedom sounds like, we think it would sound something like this song.