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Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting sounds of La Faute, an emerging artist hailing from the frozen heart of Toronto, Canada. With her debut album, ‘Blue Girl Nice Day,’ along with the focus single, ‘Sorry I Can’t Stay,’ and an accompanying music video, La Faute, also known as Peggy Messing, is poised to make a profound impact on the music scene.

La Faute’s musical style effortlessly blends elements of indie dream-pop, alternative folk, and singer-songwriter genres, allowing Messing to transcend boundaries and craft a sound uniquely her own. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Mitski, Lana Del Rey, Chet Baker, and Massive Attack, her debut album serves as a hypnotic amalgamation of these diverse influences.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind her album and her creative process, Messing shares, “I believe this album is a union of my two loves: music and visual art. I find immense joy in creating videos and exploring the symbiotic relationship between moving images and songs. Despite the constraints I face, such as a limited budget for videos and restrictions on indoor shoots with others, I embrace these challenges.”

The focus single, co-written with French neo-classical composer and performer Villemin, holds a special place in Messing’s heart. She explains, “With this song, I aimed to pay tribute to my lost loved ones and convey a heartfelt message to the living, imagining the words they would have wanted to say and those I would want to express when my time comes.”

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Chance brought Villemin into Messing’s orbit when she discovered her music on Instagram. Enchanted by her unique style, Messing reached out, and the two artists embarked on a collaboration. When Villemin sent over the music for the focus single, the melody and lyrics flowed effortlessly for Messing. Despite never meeting in person, they formed a deep connection through WhatsApp, both personally and musically. Messing hopes that listeners will discover Villemin’s exceptional music, characterized by its uniqueness, subtlety, and undeniable allure.

Accompanying the focus single is an informal and lighthearted music video featuring Messing blowing bubbles in the midst of nature. Explaining her creative choices, she reveals,

The video was fun to make, all I did was blow bubbles in the sunshine, gigantic and small, sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.

La Faute, which translates to “the mistake” in French, serves as Messing’s dark and dreamy solo project. As a visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter originally from Winnipeg, Canada, she delves into themes of surface versus depth, longing, betrayal, mourning, and desire. With her 4-string tenor electric guitar and obsolete hardware samplers, Messing crafts a captivating live show experience and previously released her debut EP just before the onset of the pandemic.

Despite grappling with chronic health issues that necessitate creative workarounds, Messing made the conscious decision to pause live performances during the pandemic to prioritize her well-being. She redirected her energy towards creation and finding solutions to combat isolation. Collaborating with fellow artists and producers from France, the UK, Canada, and the US, she embarked on a musical journey, culminating in her upcoming album, produced by LA-based Topher Mohr.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of La Faute on her debut album, ‘Blue Girl Nice Day.’


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