Concert Review: Laetitia Sadier, September 18, Drake Hotel

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With her latest album being named Silencio perhaps it was only appropriate that former Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier‘s visit to Toronto came without much noise.

In town to promote her second solo effort, Sadier and her band (first time she has toured with a band since 2009) easily charmed the crowd that decided to make it out to the Drake. Armed with only a guitar, Sadier and her band (which comprised of a drummer/multi instrumental/apple guy and a bassist) played tracks off her new album, the politically tinged Silencio.

It’s hard to describe Sadier’s music without mentioning Sterelab, as they seem to occupy the same dreamy, loungey, 70’s European airport space that is and has only been occupied by them. Sadier’s voice is delicate, soft and playful all at the same time while often broaching serious topics – themes of the night ranged from existential (Find Me The Pulse of the Universe) to political (There is a Price to Pay For Freedom (and it isn’t security)). Yet through it all, Laetitia Sadier was there along the way, guiding us through the night with that adorable/sophisticated French-English accent. An entirely pleasant evening.

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