Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Made In Québec - Bobby Bazini

Can you believe that when the entire planet talked of nothing but Justin Bieber, the teenager star was only second place in the English Palmares sales here in Québec?

We had eyes ears for another young singer, a twenty-one-year old musician from the province with a rich and deep music: Bobby Bazini. He hold off the charts against Bieber and Rufus Wainwright for over seven weeks.

Don't be tricked by his age. He might be a month younger than me (I still have trouble accepting that fact), but Bazini is a professional in his field. His music is authentic, smooth, both uplifting and melancholic. Somehow it manages to both relax me and renew my stack of energy.

I'm not good at music classifications, so I'll run with his website's information, along with some of his known sources of inspiration.. that is "a disc that snakes between soul, jazz and pop." So if you like Otis Redding, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jim Morrisson, you might want to give it a try (those are his stated favourite artists, among others).

Now, here are three of his tunes, handpicked from his album...

Mellow Mood - 'cause it's my favourite!

 Turn Me On - This one is a jolt of energy, and SO fun to sing loudly

 I Wonder - A more relaxing song. Lovely lyrics. Also, it has an official videoclip.

I meant to put Freaky in there, because it's my "writing song" from this album. I love the mood it creates.

I hope some of you like this kind of music, because Bobby Bazini is a gem. I find he mixes very well with Mumford & Sons.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow. It'll be a special day!


  1. I love when people post about music they love, especially stuff that maybe not everyone has heard of. Finding and adding new artists to my ipod is absolute pleasure :-)

  2. So, how is it that Justin Bieber got more famous worldwide?

  3. Sommer: And I love to bring up cool, almost unknown artists.

    cookie: Biggest machine? I've never researched the whole Bieber-phenomenon, but unless I'm mistaken he was found on youtube by an agent, and then pushed to greater heights, right?

    Now this is going to be a semi-educated guess, but I'd say Quebec's music industry is a bit tight. In the province, everybody talked about him (newspapers, radios, internet). Out of it? Not so much, though he did get nominations at the canadian music awards.

    Last element: How many new soul music artists have grown widely popular in the last years? Compared to pop?

    So, that's my explanation. I don't know if it's the right one, but it makes sense to me. ;)

  4. Claudie, what great songs. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It's a pleasure, Jen! I'm so glad you like them. :)

  6. I know. *sulk*. The music industry is just so unfair sometimes...