Moncton musician Julie Aubé has released a new single ahead of her forthcoming sophomore album and upcoming UK tour.
Julie Aubé’s new single, Le temps des mûres (Blackberry Time), was released on May 18.
In a Facebook post announcing the new single, Aubé described the song as taking inspiration from “seaside villages in Acadia, a good Dixie-Lee coleslaw, and the family staying there, celebrating the beautiful weather in waterfront bungalows.”
Drawing together a host of familiar collaborators that includes Mike Trask (percussion), Adam Mowery (bass), Mico Roy (electric guitar), and Matthew Gallant (drums), with additional vocals from Kevin McIntyre and Katrine Noel, Le temps des mûres carries forward the nostalgic feel that helped define Aubé’s 2017 solo debut, Joie de vivre.
Anyone who has followed Aubé’s work, either solo or as member of Les Hay Babies, will also recognise her unmistakable eye for 60s fashion, feel and estetic. Nowhere has that aspect of her career been better summed up than in the video she created with Nicole Cecile Holland and Meg Hubley to support Le temps des mûres.
Aubé recently completed the first leg of Across The Pond, a tour project put together by Fredericton-based promoter Emma Chavarie who manages the blog Music Runs Through It. The tour paired Aubé with UK musician Luke Jackson for a series of performances across the province. This fall, Aubé will complete the tour by traveling overseas to join Jackson for a series of shows across England.
Aubé’s new album is set to arrive this fall.