Montreal singer-songwriter Mirabelle has shared her new video for “Betty“, from her latest album Late Bloomer, out now on Simone Records. Directed by Frederique Bérubé, the video shows a group of high school students preparing for their graduation in isolation, each student celebrating in their own creative, intimate and original way.
WATCH: Mirabelle’s “Betty” HERE
On the video, Hélie explains: “Working with teenagers made total sense to me. I realized, after the fact, that a lot of the lyrics and themes throughout the album, along with my influences, were connected to my adolescence. I guess that I often look back on that period of my life, hoping I didn’t let my inner teenager, a girl full of dreams, down. When I saw the videos that had been submitted by the kids, I was blown away. They are so cool, so creative. ”
“Betty”, the backbone of Late Bloomer, connects the rawness of our adolescent self with the acceptance of who we become — and who, in ways, we always were. The first song written by Laurence Hélie for her new project, it was the spark in the void, the new sound she had been searching for.
The 90s alternative sounds of Hélie’s youth mesh with trip hop and the modern pop approach that colours all of Late Bloomer, brought to life with guitarist, bassist Warren C. Spicer (Plants and Animals), drummer Matthew Woodley (Plants and Animals) and Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux (Organ Mood, Lesser Evil, Chocolat) on synthesizers.