Montreal’s Felix Gauthier Mongeon aka Radiant Baby makes playful, romantic electro-pop that’s fresh and clever, and we’ve adored his music for some time. And his music videos have a tendency to be striking, like last year’s “You Can Dance”, which was one of our favourite videos of 2016. “Save My From Myself” might be an old classic (it was our first introduction to the project), but it feels fully revamped today, and we’re excited to revisit it with this delightfully simple (and naturally, colourful) new video directed by Laurence Philomène.
Radiant Baby’s new EP It’s My Party is out May 5, and we are very much looking forward to it. “Save Me From Myself” is available now from Bandcamp, and he’s on tour in Ontario and Québec in April and May. And if you’re in Toronto, he’s also playing the Lisbon Lux/Ride the Tempo showcase, featuring a bill chock full of Silent Shout faves, at the Great Hall this Thursday.
Radiant Baby‘s candid and catchy electro-pop songs have been on our radar since we last posted about him last fall. And now, a video single has finally emerged of a Montreal dance party anthem known as “You Can Dance”, second track off his self-titled debut EP released last fall.
Spawned from the creative minds of Cameron Mitchell and Christopher Hegenberg, the video for “You Can Dance” is a psychedelic romp through geometric and pastel references to a certain early 90s aesthetic (New Jack Swing?) that we had almost forgotten. Excellent!
You can check out the rest of the EP on Bandcamp.
Back in September, we first got wind of a remarkable new electronic pop songwriter/producer in Montreal, Radiant Baby (aka Félix Mongeon), with the release of the emotional and melancholy “Save Me From Myself”. And that lovely single was merely the tip of the iceberg, taken from his excellent self-titled debut EP released in the fall.
Today, we have the honour of premiering the newest single from this new talent, “Last Night,” which brings his melancholy electropop sound onto the dancefloor, featuring some huge beats and towering synths, and a touch of aggression (but just a touch). Needless to say, it’s an exciting development for us that his sound is also suitable for the club! Between this and the EP, Radiant Baby demonstrates he’s already got the skills to master several styles, so he’s likely got a very bright future ahead. Clearly, Félix can do no wrong in these early days.
Check out Radiant Baby’s debut EP on Bandcamp. And if you’re in Montreal, be sure to catch his performance at the Plant in Montreal on December 5, along with Silent Shout faves Un and johnny_ripper.