André Bisson Has Become The Reformed Deceiver

The singer-guitarist visits Motown in the latest preview of his Latchford album.


André Bisson faces the truth as The Reformed Deceiver in his soulful new single and live-in-the-studio video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

An upbeat, horn-topped soul workout that seamlessly fuses Bisson’s signature blues sound with the DNA of a Motown classic, the latest preview of the singer-guitarist and songwriter’s upcoming studio album Latchford urges us to shed the burdens that weigh us down, free ourselves from self-deception and embrace the potential of a brighter future on our own terms. It serves as an uplifting reminder of the boundless possibilities when we let go of the impossible and draw inspiration from our limitless potential:

“Now I’m a believer, a reformed deceiver
I’m through with walking away
I don’t know where tomorrow lies
And today’s left in disguise
So thank you for yesterday.”

Photo by Marta Hewson.

Bisson says, “If I were to use one word to describe the theme of this album, it would be ‘perspective’. Perspective, along with observation and empathy can create the reality we choose to live in. We may not be able to control all the things in our lives, but we can control how we react to them. This can make all the difference. The outlook differs drastically when the situation is approached from a different angle. To quote William Shakespeare: ‘I cried when I had no shoes, but I stopped crying when I saw a man without legs.’ “

Hailing from a small town in Northern Ontario, Bisson has enjoyed a 20-year career that includes nine studio albums, numerous awards and sold-out shows across Canada, the U.S., the U.K.,and Europe. Andre infuses soul, roots, blues, and R&B, crafting a unique musical brand that complements his lyrics.

With Latchford, Bisson continues his tradition of being the sole songwriter, arranger, and producer, as he demonstrated with previous albums like 2022’s The Ballad of Lucy Stone. However, to bring these tunes to life, he enlisted the collaboration of a highly talented and diverse group of musicians, including Jesse O’Brien on piano and organ, Mike Rowell on bass, Keagan Early on drums, Pat Carey on saxophones, Shawn Moody on trumpet and flugelhorn, Loretta Hale on trumpet and cello, Rob Somerville on trombone, Paul Barna on violin and viola, and backing vocalists Quisha Wint and Selena Evangeline, with additional piano by Dan Rodrigues. The album was recorded at Mississauga’s Metalworks Studios, with engineering and mixing by Wayne Cochrane and mastering by Chris Crerar.

Watch the video for The Reformed Deceiver above, hear more from André Bisson below, and find him on his website, Facebook and Instagram.


Photo by Marta Hewson.

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