C'EST LA VIE: THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM FINAL STATE
After two EPs and a slew of hit radio singles, Final State finally present their first full album, C’est la vie, released by VEGA Musique on October 23.
The quartet’s music has been described as energetic and organic pop-rock. Lead single Part of the Rain is ranked at #4 this week on the BDS pop/rock chart.
“People can feel our intensity and our investment in the music in every song. It’s part of us, inspired by our memories, all of which we’ve etched into C’est la vie. This is a very personal album, a true portrait of who we are.” - Final State
The lyrics on C’est la vie deal with dawning realization (All In Your Mind), the desire to make a fresh start (Part Of The Rain), being trapped in the sands of time (C’est la vie) and the perpetual quest for freedom (The Key).
The release of the album, produced by John Nathaniel (Marie-Mai, Marc Dupré) and Final State, will be celebrated with two launch parties, one in Montréal on October 22 (Le National) and the other in Québec City on October 28 (Centre d’art La Chapelle).
“We can’t wait to showcase our hard work for our audience. We truly wanted to remain faithful to the album, which we’ll be playing onstage in its entirety! We’ve worked really hard on the sound, staging, lighting and visuals in general to take this show to the next level.” - Final State
Final State is a fusion of the collective efforts of Rick Pagano (vocals and guitar), Mathieu Lortie (guitar and keyboards), Olivier Bibeau (drums) and Vincent Blackburn (bass).
Final State will will be on tour in 2016.