Vancouver’s Louise Burns is set to release her new album Young Mopes on February 3rd, 2017 via Light Organ Records. Burns created the album with co-producer Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Black Mountain). Today, Burns reveals her new single “Who’s The Madman?” Listen to the track here via Consequence Of Sound.
Shimmering and soulful one minute, gritty and glamorous the next, Young Mopes is Burns at her boldest and brightest – and also her most defiant and dangerous. She’s revelling in her “fuck you” years, exhilarated by the freedom of turning 30, unhinged from expectation and obligation. Burns’ dark pop goth heart, so clearly evident on 2011’s Polaris Prize nominated Mellow Drama and 2013’s Midnight Mass, is just one aspect of Young Mopes‘ gleaming kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and influences. Young Mopes also represents a few other milestones: this is the first album that Burns recorded with her band, guitarist Darcy Hancock and drummer Ryan Peters, both formerly of Ladyhawk.
Louise Burns is already a 20-year vet of the music industry and she’s just 30 years old. She witnessed the heady last gasp of the majors in the late-’90s (Burns co-founded pop band Lillix at 11 and signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records at 15), and was front and centre for Canada’s indie renaissance. Now Burns is an in-demand collaborator (Gold & Youth), high-profile hired gun, an acclaimed solo musician, and multi-instrumentalist whose celebrated songwriting is equal parts grit and gloss. She’s toured extensively, playing throughout Japan, China, Europe, and North America and is an engaged, dynamic artist, whose interests cannot be contained by hours in a day. Burns is also a freelance contributor and host on CBC’s Radio 3, and a journalist whose writing appears on CBC Music, the Talkhouse and Westender.