Montreal-based singer-songwriter JF Robitaille is readying his next album for release in March, but before the full record arrives, he's unveiled a lyric video for the lead track "Missing You."
The song features acclaimed Canadian songstress Julie Doiron and hears the pair singing longingly about missing a loved one. It was recorded, along with the rest of the album, at Preston, ON studio House of Miracles with producer Andy Magoffin.
"I wrote the hopeful parts of this song on a beautiful spring day in Hamburg, Germany, and finished it off with a bit of bleakness on a 7 a.m. train from Montreal to Toronto in the dead of winter," Robitaille explains in a statement. "I've been a fan of Julie Doiron forever and I think she's probably the most original singer and writer in Canada. It was a dream come true and an honour to have her singing on this. People have been connecting to this song in a surprising way which has been extremely gratifying, hopefully it's open to several interpretations."
The accompanying video sees the lyrics scrawled across the screen, diary style, along with footage of a late-night walk through town and snippets of text message conversations.
Palace Blues is due out in March via Sparks Music/Universal, but you can get a sense of what's to come by watching Exclaim!'s exclusive premiere of the lyric video for "Missing You" in the player below.
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