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For over a decade, Vishtèn has earned its place as one of the most respected bands on the international touring scene. The members of this driving trio are both powerful francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists, fusing Acadian and Celtic genres with rock and indie-folk influence.


« Sauvage » feat Catherine MacLellan is out now!/disponible maintenant!

We’ve joined forces with seasoned, formidable singer-songwriter CATHERINE MACLELLAN to create “Sauvage,” the bilingual, third single from our upcoming album EXPANSION which will feature seven different artists on its seven songs. “Sauvage” is available on all major platforms and the video will be out on YouTube on February 2nd.

On a uni nos forces avec la talentueuse et redoutable auteure-compositrice-interprète CATHERINE MACLELLAN pour créer « Sauvage », le troisième single bilingue de notre prochain album EXPANSION, qui mettra en vedette sept artistes différents sur ses sept chansons. « Sauvage » est disponible sur toutes les plateformes majeures et la vidéo sera publiée sur YouTube le 2 février.

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Building on an insistent, pulsating rhythm, accented by a staccato electric guitar, “Sauvage”  draws a singular parallel between the wild nature of the sea, the night, the soaring birds, and human romance. MacLellan, who’s learning French, not only contributed French lyrics, but sang them in that language as well. The lyrics, alternating seamlessly between English and French, paint a vivid picture of wildness. “Sauvage” stands as a testament to the emotive power of music, transcending language barriers and weaving a universal narrative of wild, natural beauty and deep spirituality. Set in the wilderness, the accompanying video – directed by Millefiore Clarkes – matches the spirit of the song, including compelling footage of untamed beasts: from the wolf to the whale, the buffalo to the bear, the hawk to the horse.

S’appuyant sur un rythme insistant et pulsant, accentué par une guitare électrique staccato, « Sauvage » établit un parallèle singulier entre la nature sauvage de la mer, de la nuit, des oiseaux qui planent et de la romance humaine. MacLellan, qui apprend le français, a non seulement contribué des paroles en français, mais les a également chantées dans cette langue. Les paroles, alternant de manière fluide entre l’anglais et le français, dressent un tableau vivant de la sauvagerie. « Sauvage » témoigne du pouvoir émotionnel de la musique, transcendant les barrières linguistiques et tissant un récit universel de beauté sauvage, naturelle et de profonde spiritualité. Située dans la nature sauvage, la vidéo accompagnatrice – réalisée par Millefiore Clarkes – reflète l’esprit de la chanson, incluant des séquences captivantes de bêtes indomptées : du loup à la baleine, du bison à l’ours, de l’épervier au cheval.

“The song emerged from a beautiful collaborative process, born out of inspiration found in Pastelle LeBlanc’s phone archives, where she had initiated the lyrical journey,” says LeBlanc. “We completed the song with Catherine, resulting in a piece that explores the untamed elements of nature and personal reflection.”

« La chanson a émergé d’un beau processus collaboratif, né de l’inspiration trouvée dans les archives téléphoniques de Pastelle LeBlanc, où elle avait initié le voyage lyrique », déclare LeBlanc. « Nous avons achevé la chanson avec Catherine, aboutissant à une pièce qui explore les éléments indomptés de la nature et la réflexion personnelle. »

The two artists collaborated together in the past: Vishtèn played MacLellan’s JUNO- nominated album Coyote, and she was a guest artist for the original Connexions show that the group presented in PEI during the summer of 2021. MacLellan wrote a beautiful song, First Flowers of Spring, in homage to Pastelle, and sang it at her celebration of life. Then she released it on Feb. 2, 2022.

Les deux artistes ont collaboré par le passé : Vishtèn a joué sur l’album Coyote de MacLellan, nominé aux JUNO, et elle a été une artiste invitée lors du spectacle original Connexions que le groupe a présenté à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard pendant l’été 2021. MacLellan a écrit une belle chanson, « First Flowers of Spring », en hommage à Pastelle, et l’a chantée lors de sa célébration de la vie. Ensuite, elle l’a sortie le 2 février 2022 sur YouTube.

About Catherine MacLellan

Catherine MacLellan has been captivating audiences around the world with her music for more than two decades. Born and raised in the idyllic province of Prince Edward Island, Catherine’s songs reflect her deep connection to the land and the people that call it home. Her passion for songwriting runs in the family; her father, Gene MacLellan, wrote beloved hits like « Snowbird » and « Put Your Hand in the Hand. » While Catherine’s folk/roots sound has evolved to embrace a wider range of influences over the course of her seven albums. Catherine has also dedicated herself to shining a light on her father’s legacy, producing an award-winning documentary and stage show that explore his life and struggles with mental health.

New Single OUT November 17th + Video OUT December 1st « Expansion » feat. Rowen Gallant & Jesse Périard

Multiple award-winning Acadian roots duo (formerly trio) VISHTÈN have joined forces with two members – Rowen Gallant and Jesse Périard – of highly acclaimed group TEN STRINGS & A GOAT SKIN, to create the second single and title track for the upcoming EP “EXPANSION”. The EP will feature six different artists on its six songs and is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2024. Out on November 17th, “Expansion” is now available on all major platforms and the video will be out on YouTube on December 1st.

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