Coco Méliès examine love, life, death and rebirth with their emotionally taut new single and video Remorse Will End — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The sophisticated sonic craftsmanship of the award-winning Montreal ensemble is on full display in the hypnotic track, the latest offering from their stirring new album Nothing Goes To Waste. “Remorse Will End is the story of this pathway towards benevolence,” Coco Méliès say, adding that the song is “an ode to resilience on a frame of folk rhythms that awakens the wind and softens the shoulders.”
The deeply rooted subject matter of Remorse Will End is effortlessly complemented by careful attention to tonal detail, painting an audible portrait of self-recovery and resilience. These musical efforts are brilliantly executed by a group with immense talent and skill. Sensational guitar work seamlessly weaves itself alongside rustic percussive rhythms to produce a genuine warmth that exudes from beginning to end; layered vocals elevate Remorse Will End to become an enchanting feast for the senses that is sure to tug on heartstrings.
Coco Méliès consist of two singer-songwriters who met one fateful night in Montreal during an open mic event; multi-disciplined artists Francesca Como and David Méliès have been creatively inseparable since their inception in 2010. Rounding out the musical contributions that make Remorse Will End so powerful are Simon Bilodeau on drums and percussion; Charles Robert-Gaudette with additional bass, synth, and piano work; Julien Thibault on bass; Sara Jasmin and Julie Jasmin on strings; and horn player Bertrand Margelidon. This impressive roster of musicians is at the top of their game and more determined to create music that resonates across all boundaries.
The released their debut EP The Walking Birds in 2011, followed by the 2014 album Lighthouse, which was nominated for Best Folk Album at GAMIQ 2015. 2017 saw the release of their second album The Riddle, which earned the duo Vocal Group of the Year honours at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Nothing Goes To Waste is a harmonically exhilarating journey filled with emotional reveries and harsh truths, core themes of death and rebirth in all their manifestations.