After the voice: the big leap for Marie-Ève Laure
Since she was very young, Marie-Ève Laure, also known as Marie-Ève Lapierre, has always been passionate about music, but it was at the end of her participation in the fourth season of “La Voix” which gave him the motivation to turn his passion into a profession.
“It’s simple, it all started there for me. I had never taken the leap of only making music professionally, I was giving singing lessons, but that was it. I did not see the possibility of making music full-time before that”, revealed the one who went to the live stage during a telephone interview with the QMI Agency.
“Seeing myself on television, I realized that it was really on a stage that I am best, that's where I want to build the next years of my career and that's where, little by little needle, from this experience everything was built for me”, she added, specifying that this is how she met the director of these first two albums, Jean-François Beaudet.
Her appearance on the show was not the first, however, as she participated in the Star Académie album auditions in 2011 at the age of 19. However, she did not go further in the competition. “All my life it was clear that I was going to do this, it was just the path I was going to take that was not yet defined,” said the musician, chuckling.
Back to the source
Although she lived most of her life in Sainte-Thérèse, the one who is known as Marie-Ève Laure (a pseudonym to recall the St. Lawrence River), never put her origins aside. madeliniennes.
“My Lapierre grandparents were born in the Islands, so I already had an attachment that I wanted to rediscover one day in my creation. I didn't think it was going to happen so quickly, but the pandemic accelerated things and led me to settle here, ”confirmed the one who lives today in the vicinity of Havre-Aubert.
< p>Shortly before the pandemic, in September 2019, she launched a first album of original songs, Onze, a tribute to the greater region of Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine. This first opus obtained a good critical success, with among others an ADISQ nomination for the Album of the year, Country in 2020.
Then at the end of that year, everything stops. She takes a few weeks to withdraw from public space due to burnout. “I thought it was important to name my situation here so that one day, we erase taboos for good when it comes to mental health,” she wrote on Facebook.
2022, the year of a comeback
It definitely came back in force in the following months, first with a remarkable passage during the French edition of La Voix. “What first motivated me on the show was that I was clearly going to have fun,” she said. No coach selected her, but she has fond memories of it.
Then, a few months later, in November, she released a second album Reviens , an album recounting his new balance between Montreal, his workplace and his Madelinot hometown.
“The Islands are a constant source of inspiration, it is my balance and I I need to find myself here”, underlined the one who is currently in residence of writing for another project which she does not know if it will be musical or not. “Words are really my passion, and I like to explore poetry, writing novels, short stories, all that is in my aspirations eventually,” mentioned the musician, very optimistic for the future.