Elisapie Covers Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, Queen on New Album 'Inuktitut'

Listen to her version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Apr 19, 2023

Elisapie has announced plans for her fourth studio effort, Inuktitut, a covers album reimagining classic songs sung in the thousand-year-old Inuit language. It will arrive via Bonsound on September 15.

The 10-track album spans the works of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Queen and Cyndi Lauper. Having already released her cover of Blondie's "Heart of Glass," the singer-songwriter has now shared her version of Lauper's "Time After Time."

The artist recalled her decision to cover the '80s icon:

I was able to get through my pre-teen years, thanks to my Aunt Alasie, as my mother had neither the knowledge nor the experience to give me a crash course on puberty, fashion or social relationships. In addition to entering a new chapter in my life, we were in the midst of the '80s and modernity was shaking up our traditional methods. My mother's generation had lived in Igloos, and the cultural changes were too swift.

Despite her struggles, my aunt ensured I felt accepted and exposed me to new and modern things like TV, clothes, dancing, Kraft Dinner and make-up!

Whenever I went to my aunt's house, I was in awe of my older girl cousins. They were all so cool and stylish, and they loved pop music and the crazy makeup of the '80s and early '90s. One of my favourite memories is listening to the radio with them and hearing Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" for the first time. It was like a lightning bolt, and I couldn't separate the song or the artist from my older cousin Susie. For me, the song was all about her search for beauty, connection, love, and rising above pain.

You can listen to Elisapie's version of "Time After Time" below, alongside a music video by Philippe Léonard. Below that, you can check out the album's tracklist, and the artist's massive 2023–2024 tour schedule, which includes a pair of Ontario dates and the most extensive run of Quebec this writer has seen in recent years.


1. Isumagijunnaitaungituq (The Unforgiven)
2. Sinnatuumait (Dreams)
3. Taimangalimaaq (Time After Time)
4. Qimatsilunga (I Want to Break Free)
5. Qaisimalaurittuq (Wish You Were Here) feat. the Westerlies
6. Californiamut (Going to California)
7. Uummati Attanarsimat (Heart of Glass)
8. Inuuniaravit (Born to Be Alive)
9. Taimaa Qimatsiniungimat (Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye)
10. Qimmijuat (Wild Horses)

Elisapie 2023–2024 Tour Dates:

06/10 Val-Morin, QC - Théâtre du Marais
07/12 Montréal, QC - Usine C (Uvattini)
08/12 Montréal, QC - Usine C (Uvattini)
12/12 Québec City, QC - Salle Louis-Fréchette - (Uvattini)
01/18 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC - Salle Albert-Dumouchel
01/19 Brossard, QC - Le Club DIX30
01/20 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
01/24 Joliette, QC - Centre culturel Desjardins
01/25 Gatineau, QC - Salle Jean-Despréz
01/26 Chambly, QC - Pôle culturel de Chambly
01/27 Châteauguay, QC - Pavillon de l'Île
01/31 Longueuil, QC - Théâtre de la Ville
02/01 Mont-Laurier, QC - Espace Théâtre Muni-Spec  
02/02 Saint-Jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
02/07 Drummondville, QC - Maison des Arts Desjardins
02/08 Victoriaville, QC - Carré 150 - Cabaret Guy-Aubert
02/09 Sorel-Tracy, QC - Salle Georges-Codling
02/10 Waterloo, QC - Maison de la culture de Waterloo
02/15 Saint-Eustache, QC - Le Zénith Promutuel Assurance
02/16 Mont-Tremblant, QC - L'Église du Village
02/17 Sainte-Geneviève, QC - Salle Pauline-Julien
02/22 Repentigny, QC - Théâtre Alphonse-Desjardins
02/23 Shawinigan, QC - Salle Philippe-Filion
02/24 Laval, QC - Salle André-Mathieu
03/01 Lévis, QC - L'Anglicane
03/02 Thetford-Mines, QC - Le Vitrail
03/27 Ottawa, ON - Azrieli Studio - National Arts Centre
03/28 Toronto, ON - TD Music Hall
05/02 Lachine, QC - L'Entrepôt
05/09 Val-d'Or, QC - Théâtre Télébec
05/10 La Sarre, QC - Salle Desjardins
05/11 Ville-Marie, QC - Théâtre du Rift
11/14 Terrebonne, QC - Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
11/15 Saint Damien, QC - Maison de la culture de Bellechasse
11/16 Saint-Casimir, QC - Les Grands Bois
11/21 Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Théâtre Lionel-Groulx
11/22 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC - Théâtre Le Patriote
11/23 LaSalle, QC - Théâtre Desjardins
11/29 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
11/30 Trois-Rivières, QC - Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau

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