Dominique Fils-Aimé “Our Roots Run Deep” 

October 2023 | MUSIC, 23/10

This Canadian singer was exposed to most Afro-American styles from an early age. It is to this music in all its dimensions that she wishes to pay tribute in the making of her first trilogy. 2018’s “Nameless” is more blues-oriented, 2019’s “Stay Tuned!” more jazz-oriented (it will win the Juno Awards for jazz vocal album) and “Three Little Words” more soul-oriented. As a synthesis of her previous albums, she moves from soul to jazz and even funk. She keeps the voice as a common thread, using it as an instrument, for harmonies and rhythm. Imagine Sade meeting French singer Camille. In this album, the balance between the accompaniment (trumpet, double bass, percussion…) is even more accomplished than in her previous albums. If the voice is beauty from within, Dominique Fills-Aimé’s seizure of the original instrument invites us into her subtle world, offering us a result as primordial as it is sophisticated.