Multidisciplinarity is an integral part of Annie-Claude Deschênes’ creative process, who continues her perpetual quest of uniting music and performance art by bending the pre-established conventions of stage presence. As a key figure on the Montreal independent music scene for the last two decades, she has left her mark as a performer and visual artist with Duchess Says & PyPy; two bands that are renowned as much for their electrifying live shows as they are for their artistic sensibilities. Always forward, her exploratory approach takes her into uncharted territory with her debut as a solo artist. The urgency that characterises her work remains, but frustration and aggression give way to introspection & vulnerability. Driven by the endless need to create outside her comfort zone, Annie-Claude Deschênes reinvents herself once again.
Today Annie-Clade Deschênes shares her debut single ‘MENACE MINIMALE’, which is out now via Italians Do It Better / Bonsound.
‘MENACE MINIMALE’ is a dystopia that reflects the exploration of the self, under surveillance. In this ode to ephemerality, Annie-Claude explores timeless avenues and seeks to redefine one’s thought patterns under the pressure of time. The cut and grinding bass becomes menacing, while the urgent and cadenced rhythms evoke the constant race of being against its own obsolescence.