From I Am
Building on the momentum of her 2015 Western Canadian music award win, singer-songwriter Annette Campagne has toured western Canada, showcased in Paris and played in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Poised to release a new album, this folk rock artist is at the top of her game, garnering yet another WCMA nomination for‘I AM’, her 5th solo project.
As one of the founding members of the iconic vocal group ‘Hart Rouge’before embarking on a solo career, Annette has over twenty five years of song-writing experience and in many ways has hit her stride with ‘I Am’, featuring a return to what she does best; acoustic rock woven together by strong pop melodies and dynamic rhythms. She has the ability to slip through the keyhole of life to gather up, heart in hand, music and lyrics that touch the soul and jump-start the heart. ‘I AM’ paints a soulful tapestry of deep-rooted earthiness and powerful lyrics. Touting her own brand of earthy spiritualism, listening to Annette’s music incites a wonderful mixture of feelings, the same ones we might get while staring at a sky full of stars.She uses her luminous voice to cut down to our raw emotions, the ones we drink down with a chaser, stirring the pot just enough to nudge us along in our quest for a better world and creating the space for hope and faith to emerge.
August 28, 2018
Boasting a 30-year career as an international recording and touring artist, it is a testament to faith and determination that this Canadian singer-songwriter is still producing great music and songs. Singing in both English and French, Annette was a founding member of the iconic vocal group Hart Rouge before embarking on a solo career, boasting an impressive list of accomplishments: Twelve albums, several radio hits, and multiple tours across Canada, Europe and the United States.
In Annette’s own words when accepting her Western Canadian Music Award, she said: "I don’t know how I feel about being called a veteran, but I’ll take it, for if I’m still doing music today it’s because I know that music is healing."
And healing and empowering her music is! Pushing just the right amount of alt into her music, Annette is at the top of her game with ‘I AM’, her fifth solo album, featuring an array of pop rock songs that acknowledge and celebrate the beauty and strength of the human spirit.
Tinged with a bit of philosophy and humanitarianism as only an old soul can deliver, Annette offers up a heady mix of melodic pop and roots flavoured rock that perfectly captures the tumultuous times we live in, but without the usual angst. She uses her versatile voice to cut down to our most raw emotions, the ones we drink down with a chaser, stirring the pot just enough to nudge us along in our quest for a better world and creating the space for hope and faith to emerge.
These are empowering songs born of the belief that we are all masters of our own destiny. Inspiring, generous and earthy, they are the work of an artist whose mettle has been tested. Personal yet universal, strong yet poignant, ‘I AM’ features some gritty guitars, catchy melodies and exquisite vocals.
November 18, 2014
After releasing her new album in Ottawa, Montreal and Sudbury, Annette returns home to Regina to launch 'Papillon amiral' at the Slate Art Gallery on November 28th from 6 to 8 pm, including live performance and the viewing of her latest videoclip. Producer Lowell Dean and Regina's Living Sky Media will be on hand to celebrate! Many thanks to SaskMusic, Creative Saskatchewan and Musicaction!