RÊVE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, SATURN RETURN, SET TO RELEASE OCTOBER 20
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NEW RADIO SINGLE AND OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “CONTEMPORARY LOVE” OUT TODAY
21 JULY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – On October 20, Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, 31 East and Astralwerks will release Rêve’s highly anticipated debut album, Saturn Return – a celebration of human emotion in the form of a love letter to dance music. Today, the platinum-certified and JUNO Award winning dance-pop artist, releases the infectious new single, “Contemporary Love”. The song, skillfully produced by Mike Wise (Ellie Goulding, Britney Spears), offers another glimpse of what’s to come on the forthcoming album.
LISTEN TO “CONTEMPORARY LOVE” HERE
On the new single, Rêve notes: “Contemporary Love is a tip of the hat to my great love of disco. It explores the struggle of being a hopeless romantic in the modern dating world which at times can feel pretty transactional and cold.”
The official video for “Contemporary Love” evokes the free spirit and dance atmosphere reminiscent of the historic Studio 54. It is directed by Dan LeMoyne, who is known for his MMVA nominated work and also collaborated on the “Big Boom” video.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “CONTEMPORARY LOVE” HERE
Saturn Return, emerged from the early moments of the pandemic and the early studio sessions. The journey was nothing short of a labour of love, as it emerged from the depths of over a hundred compositions crafted throughout the years. With careful consideration, 13 tracks were curated to make this LP. The album's name aptly reflects Rêve astrological inspiration, and its tracks feature emotionally charged stories through powerful lyrics and production. This album is a collection of sparkling pop songs that pay homage to each of Rêve’s favorite dance sub-genres, showcasing Rêve’s radical truth and elevated songwriting. Saturn Return is now available for pre-order HERE.
Montréal-born, Toronto-based artist Rêve has flourished and cemented herself as one of this generation’s most promising dance-pop singer-songwriters. Since making her label debut in 2021, Rêve has amassed over 140 million combined global streams across an already bustling repertoire of hits. These include her debut track “Still Dancing” to the irresistible “SKIN 2 SKIN”, the flirtatious “Tongue”, and the #1 US Dance radio hit with “Whitney” which peaked top 5 at Canadian radio with over 230 million audience impressions and her multi-platinum and award winning track “CTRL + ALT + DEL”, which was featured on Canada’s Drag Race. Rêve has garnered awards such as SOCAN Dance Music Award in 2022, SOCAN Breakthrough Award in 2023 and JUNO Dance Recording of the Year in 2023. The latest release and club anthem, “Big Boom” was featured for Jack Saunders Show from BBC Radio 1.
Throughout the summer, Rêve is touring across Canada including mainstage at Pride Toronto and Montreal, opener for Pittbull at Calgary Stampede and more. Rêve is setting the stage for an exciting 2023 with an album release on the horizon and much more to come.
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Saturn Return Tracklist:
- Breaking Up With Jesus
- Disco At The Strip Club
- Contemporary Love
- Big Boom
- CTRL ALT DEL
- EX EX EX (Whoops)
- My My (What A Life)
- Past Life
- Release Me
- Saturn Return'
Photo credit to Garrett Naccarato
Montreal-born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Briannah Donolo aka Rêve (“dream” in French) was discovered when her performance of the national anthem at a Canadiens de Montréal game went viral. The last few years have seen her develop her sound with the likes of Joel Stouffer (Carly Rae Jepsen, Dragonette), among others. Rêve intends to create the soundscape that lives in her mind: playful, pop, and R&B influenced dance music that draws its inspirations from the heydays of 90s sophisticated Euro sound. Her major-label signing with Universal Music Canada acts as the first collaboration with Montreal production duo Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa, Sean Paul, BLACKPINK and more), who co-sign her with UMC.