Antoine Perreault shares an intimate moment with an acoustic performance of his latest single My Something — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The song comes from the Montreal indie-folk singer-songwriter’s sophomore album Folks I Know, his attempt to “come to peace with folks I know and knew,” he offers. “Relationships that could’ve kept going, relationships that survived through rough times, and relationship with my ego.”
Featured on Folks I Know are Olivier Guertin, Zachary Boileau, Fred Doston, Katrina Steppan, Jany Provost, Thais Millet, Maxence Gendron, and Mathieu Quenneville — the latter accompanied Perreault to each aforementioned musician’s house to lay down each track.
“The album is very homemade,” Perreault says fondly of the sophomore release. His 2018 debut, Le Bittersweet D’la Chose (The Bittersweet Side of It) landed following a foray into a jazz and world music band, Méristéme, and a trip to Senegal to immerse in Kora classes.
At the time, the singer/songwriter found himself permanently immersed in music; “I used to always have a guitar in my hands,” he says. “I always valued myself with music. At some point, though, I knew I had to experience something else.”
It was then Perreault left for the west coast, taking up work as a tour assistant for French tourists throughout California, and we start to see glimpses of how the new album came to be. “I didn’t play any guitar for four months while I was out there,” he recalls of the sojourn’s surprising side effect. “Curiously, it was the most inspiring moment of my life, though. It was a new beginning… Or something like that.”