The Best New Cancon Single You've Never Heard

The last time I enjoyed a French-language song was when MuchMusic played the mess out of Mitsou's Bye Bye Mon Cowboy. That probably had more to do with Mitsou and less to do with Bye Bye Mon Cowboy.

I'm sure there are some great French songs I'm missing out on, but I really like understanding the lyrics in a song and that means focussing my ears on English tunes. This explains why I didn't know Lisa LeBlanc, the Acadian singer-songwriter who released her debut album a couple of years ago.

But then I sampled an English song from Lisa LeBlanc I was linked to on YouTube. This track, "You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too)", blew me away. It's nothing you'll hear on the radio, but I think it's crazy good. Crank up your speakers and give this a listen:

She calls that "trash rock". More, please.


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Frenchie

MuchMusic originally had to play 5% French videos. Mitsou was the largest beneficiary of that.

Later they put the videos in their own half-hour block "French Kiss." http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/TV_Shows/M/MuchMusic/2010/06/01/pf-14219231.html

February 9, 2015 @ 2:22 PM

Rob

Thnx Mike, freakin' awesome tune.
Unfortunately, since she doesn't look like Taylor Swifter or Katy Perrier she'll never make it into the consciousness of mainstream media. Or, maybe that's just fine with Lisa? It's certainly just fine with me.

February 9, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Icarus

Wow. Guess I touched a nerve...

February 10, 2015 @ 9:02 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Icarus

No nerve, it's just too off-topic. This is what Open Mikes are for. You can write anything you want over there.

February 10, 2015 @ 9:08 PM

Icarus

That explains the insta-response. My apologies if I held up traffic on this thread...

February 10, 2015 @ 11:18 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Icarus

I did reply before killing both comments.

I only killed it because my comment on Better Call Saul was a tweet, so ideally the reply comes via Twitter. If not, an Open Mike is ideal for that, because just about anything goes there.

February 11, 2015 @ 9:21 AM

Icarus

This was the most recent thread at the time.

Still though, culling comments you don't agree with is a slippery slope...

February 11, 2015 @ 4:28 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Icarus

Maybe, but you really should reply to tweets via twitter, if you can.

And if you can't, drop it in an open mike. I read all comments, regardless of where you put it. It just felt too random and out of place here.

And for the record, never in a million years would I remove a comment about a television show. Go ahead and tell me The Wire sucks if you want to test that theory.

February 11, 2015 @ 4:42 PM

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