Published Aug 15, 2019Quebec singer-songwriter Elliot Maginot has teamed up with French recording artist and actress Joe Bel for a duet version of "In the Morning," and they're sharing the video here today.
"In the Morning" comes from Joe Bel's album Dreams, released in 2018. This reimagined version strips back the moody, textured soul-pop of the studio recording and lays the song bare with twin acoustic guitars and the two singers' traded verses and affecting harmonies. It results in a recording that adds both levity and melancholy to the original.
"'In the Morning' is one of the most important songs on my album. It is about freedom and making the right decisions for yourself," says Bel. "With Elliot Maginot, we imagined an acoustic version with two guitars to be very soft and intimate. We didn't really need to rehearse a lot. Something very simple and natural happened in the way our two voices blended. I like Elliot's assumed sensitivity. It is to me the greatest strength."
You can watch the video, directed by Jean-Philippe Sansfaçon, below.
The collaboration comes a year after both artists released their own albums. In 2018, Maginot released Comrades; that same year, Bel released her debut LP Dreams.
Both artists are touring extensively throughout Quebec this fall. See their itineraries listed below.
Joe Bel tour dates:
10/10 Quebec, QC - Théâtre Petit-Champlain
10/11 Jonquière, QC - Le Calypso *
10/12 La Tuque, QC - Microbrasserie La Pêcheresse
10/17 Victoriaville, QC - Le Carré 150
10/18 Drummondville, QC - Maison des Arts ^
10/19 Gatineau, QC - La Basoche
10/24 Sorel, QC - Salle Georges-Codling
10/25 Terrebonne, QC - Moulinet
10/26 Saint-Eustache, QC - La Petite Église
10/31 Drummondville, QC - Maison des arts Desjardins
11/01 Waterloo, QC - Maison de la culture Waterloo
11/02 Trois-Rivières, QC - Église Saint-James
11/07 Saint-Jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
11/08 Lavaltrie, QC - La Chasse-Galerie
11/09 Maskinongé, QC - Magasin Général Le Brun
* with Andréanne A. Malette
^ with Bears of Legend
Elliot Maginot tour dates:
08/23 Isles-aux-Coudres, QC - Auberge la Fascine
08/24 Lac Mégantic, QC - La chapelle du rang 1
08/27 Terrebonne, QC - Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
09/07 Bécancour, QC - Moulin Michel de Gentilly
09/28 St-Bruno, QC - Centre Marcel-Dulude ~
10/04 St-Romuald, QC - Vieux Bureau de Poste #
10/24 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC - Cabaret d'Albert
11/28 Ottawa, ON - NAC Southam Hall #
11/29 Frelighsburg, QC - Beat & Betterave
12/13 Ste-Thérèse, QC - Cabaret BMO Ste-Thérèse
01/31 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
~ with Safia Nolin
# with Bobby Bazini