POP SONGSTRESS ELI ROSE UNVEILS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE ALBUM HYPERSENSIBLE
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27 OCTOBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, ADISQ-winning pop artist Eli Rose releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, Hypersensible via Maison Barclay Canada/Universal Music Canada. In this new album, the singer-songwriter shares the deeply personal reflections that she once reserved for her diary.
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Eli Rose is the first to admit it: she sometimes feels things a little too intensely. It is not for nothing that the song, “Hypersensible”, the delicate but brutally straightforward self-portrait, became the obvious choice as a title for her second album. She reveals herself through a collection of songs that highlight an undeniable talent for introspection paired with a catchy pop sound.
On Hypersensible, Eli notes: “I worked for almost 3 years on this album, which was done slowly, at first, because I started writing in the middle of the pandemic and in the midst of my pregnancy. Despite everything, this album was extremely therapeutic for me. I felt like I could finally reveal who I really am. It’s an album that speaks to the “I”, but as Gaële would say, the “I” is inclusive. I think it’s important to talk about the emotions you feel. Being vulnerable is not synonymous with fragility. I sincerely believe that being hypersensitive is a superpower and in these difficult times, empathy and compassion are what bring us closer to our humanity.”
Throughout the album, Eli collaborates closely with her trusted producers Ruffsound and RealMind, who spearhead the majority of the tracks. Their sonic journey leads us through introspective 80s vibes, exemplified by the lead single “1994,” and dances through light reggaeton infused with the spirit of flamenco in “As de cœur.” Eli also joins forces with Connor Siedel (known for his work with Charlotte Cardin) on the captivating album opener, “Vendredi soir,” and partners with Max-Antoine Gendron (noted for his contributions to Marie-Mai) for the radiant “Bleu ciel.” Additionally, Eli embraces collaboration with her friend A.C., a Grammy-nominated producer based in Montréal, whose work with Shakira and Karol G adds an exciting dimension to the track “Libre.”
Notably, mega-producer Nk.F (responsible for hits by PNL and Angèle) makes a triumphant return as one of Eli’s most crucial collaborators. Nk.F masterfully engineers, records, and transforms Eli’s crystalline vocals, infusing them with energy that melds seamlessly with hard-hitting beats crafted by hip-hop minded producers.
The lasting impression left by Hypersensible is of Eli’s honed songwriting abilities, revealing itself in pristine form. This album serves as the ideal conduit for her to confront past traumas and navigate current challenges, allowing listeners to gain a clear understanding of Eli’s artistic identity and her lofty aspirations: she’s poised to soar even higher than before.
Hypersensible arrives as follow-up to Eli Rose's self-titled debut album, released in 2019. Following the whirlwind that was Eli Rose, Eli describes the process of creating Hypersensible as turning a new leaf as we see a new side of Eli Rose – delicate yet strong, soft spoken yet confident.
Both fragile and self-assured, wistful and empowered, the artist behind Hypersensible is ready to explore and embrace her emotions in all its intensity.
Hypersensible – Tracklist:
- Vendredi Soir
- As de Coeur
- Bleu Ciel
- N'oublie pas (ft. Koriass)
- Lala (Bonus)
- Alibi (Bonus)
- Évidemment (Bonus)
Eli Rose recently announced a string of live dates in February to support the new album. The dates will take place across Quebec, in Montreal, Laval, Quebec City and more. See full list of dates below.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES:
- February 1 – Montreal, QC (Le Ministère)
- February 7 – Laval, QC (Annexe3)
- February 9 – Quebec City, QC (Théâtre Petit-champlain
- February 17 – Sherbrooke, QC (La Petite Boîte Noire)
- February 22 – Gatineau, QC (Salle Jean-despréz)
About Eli Rose:
Four years after the release of her acclaimed self-titled debut album, Montreal’s own Eli Rose is back to wow her growing fanbase with a new collection of intimate and seductive songs that confirm her obvious talent for setting emotional introspective lyrics to catchy pop hooks.
After exploring the aftermath of a love story gone bad on her debut, Eli Rose is ready to expose the most intimate recesses of her soul, sharing thoughts plucked straight from the pages of her diary.
This much needed process of self-reflection came at the tail end of whirlwind year, which saw her sharing stages with pop luminaries such as Angèle and Jaïn while leaving a lasting mark on the Quebec market. Her singles “Carrousel”, “Soleil” and “Emmène-moi” garnered massive airplay and an impressive 26 million global streams, a rare feat for a Francophone artist. Eli also saw her work rewarded with prestigious accolades, including the coveted Révélation de l'année (“Breakthrough artist”) at Gala de l'ADISQ in 2020 and Chanson francophone Populaire de l’année (“Pop Song of the Year”) at Gala SOCAN for “Carrousel”. She also won the Prix premier album at Rencontres de l’ADISQ – awarded to a debut album that made the biggest impact on Quebec commercial radio – two years in a row, in 2020 and 2021.
Allowing herself a break to reconnect with herself and taking time to bond with her newborn child, Eli realized she still had a lot of music in her and began to work on new material, allowing herself to look back on her professional journey while assessing her role in an industry that can be both rewarding and punishing.
This process of self-reflection and reinvention was by no means a solitary journey: after working on her lyrics with Gaële, one of Quebec’s premier songwriters, she assembled a dream team of Montreal’s finest beatmakers and producers. Nk.F (Angèle, Booba, Orelsan, PNL), Ruffsound (Koriass, Loud, Dua Lipa), Connor Seidel (Half Moon Run, Matt Holubowski, Charlotte Cardin), RealMind (Zach Zoya, YG, Loud), DRMS (SOMM, Ariane Moffatt) are among the elite artists who answered her call. Through these numerous collaborations, Eli Rose continued to grow as an artist, affirming her singular voice in the Canadian pop landscape.
Blending urban rhythms and ethereal, seductive voice, she achieves a delicate balance between vulnerability and confidence, proving in the process that her acute sensitivity might just be a superpower.
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