When the videoclip of Lie to methe first extract from her next album, Brigitte Boisjoli seems to be making a clean sweep of her past to project herself into her new happiness: new love, new family life, new songs, new tour and new decade!
In an old disused factory east of Montreal, Brigitte Boisjoli walks around dressed as a femme fatale for the filming of the clip for her first original song in too long, Lie to me. “This song is really my baby: it’s the first thing that’s completely mine. I heard it on the radio and my eyes were watering. I admit that this is the first time that I have invested myself so much in the music, the choice of instruments, the construction of the song, more also in the text.
Lie to me tells the story of a cheated woman who decides to end a toxic relationship, in which she had lost herself, in order to find herself better. Brigitte Boisjoli is obviously waiting for things to say and to express. “I had a lot to say, plus maybe I subconsciously waited all this time because I wasn’t ready. This new album comes at the right time, I feel free to say things. I touch on hyper personal subjects that I have rarely removed. I speak, for example, of the departure of my father, whom I have not seen for a long time. He doesn’t know my daughter. In fact, there are plenty of things I say in my songs that I would be more or less comfortable talking about.
S’expressor in this way is less confrontational for the singer, who thinks that people often appropriate the texts of the songs they listen to in order to project themselves into them. “Most people won’t necessarily wonder if I myself have experienced everything I’m talking about. They will find more points in common with them, with their history. It makes me feel good to write this album. It frees me and reconciles me with the mother, the lover and the woman that I try to be.
Writing these new songs isn’t necessarily easy for Brigitte Boisjoli, plus it’s extremely liberating. “Friends did big closed therapies and, at the end, they had to write a letter which they then burned. I feel like that’s what I do with my songs. It’s like letting go of a heavy weight that’s on my shoulders. I free myself from many things by writing and I imagine that by singing these songs night after night, during the tour that will follow, it will also have that effect on me. I can’t wait for my first show to see people sing my own words. I dream about it !
His new album of original songs is expected in the winter of 2023. “I don’t want to rush to write my songs. I’m going rather slowly. In addition, there was the move with my boyfriend. I realize that writing really happens with the wind: it comes by itself. I stay tuned to my head and my heart, I’m on the lookout for my emotions, more at the same time, I continue my life that goes 100 miles an hour.
period of change
Engaged to Jonathan, Brigitte Boisjoli recently moved with her daughter to her lover’s house. “We are now six at home. Charlie is 5 years old, and my boyfriend’s boys are 6, 8 and 10 years old. It really is a beautiful whirlwind when everyone arrives home. The servers play very well with my daughter, they are very respectful. There are obviously quibbles, but I think I’m made to have a big family. For example, I’ve always cooked a lot, even if there were two of us. I like children and I like the dynamics of a big family. We are very invested with our children and we also manage to have time as a couple. It’s going really well, even if it’s a lot of work.”
Strangely, she didn’t really hold back before getting involved in this relationship. “I am a girl who asks herself a lot of questions. For example, I never wanted to move in with a guy before; it was not for me. But with him, it was very clear. The way he takes care of my daughter, the father he is with his sons, his loving attitude, the atmosphere in his house… In short, the work as a whole ensured that I thought it was him. This is the first time that I ask myself so few questions and, hatching, that I protect my happiness in this way.
Brigitte and Jonathan recognize each other after a very long time, since they have seen the same friends. “I met him when I was 21. I was singing with one of his good friends. I always liked him, but he was in a relationship for a very long time. He contacted me because he wanted to to hire for a show for the city of Drummondville. Then he tried his luck, knowing that we were both single. He recently told me that at the time, for him, I was inaccessible. He would never have tried to approach me, even if he too revealed his taste to me.
Although she is currently on a tour dubbed month 40 years, it is only in September that Brigitte Boisjoli will cross this course. “I approach this anniversary better and better. I love how I am and the way I evolve. I put a lot less pressure on myself in my job. It’s strange, but I look less and less in the mirror. I find myself beautiful both inside and out, I am happy and I love my happiness.
Between now and her birthday, Brigitte Boisjoli is continuing her tour, while finishing the writing and recording of her next album. She also gave herself a small present for herself and her daughter. “Charlie starts school in September, so I spend as much time as possible with her. I will live like a mourning at the beginning of the school year, but I have a beautiful summer. Come on, sold the house, I wanted to surprise him. In July, go 5 days to Disneyland, Florida. It’s a girls trip. We’re really pissed off.
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