It seems like every week now we are treated to new collaborations by so many of our past featured artists. This week Geoff Bukk & Jess Abran have teamed up to produce "Misery" presented by HighOnBeats Art Collective. This track hits amazingly and fuels us the right way.
"Misery is the first collaboration of hopefully many between Montreal artist Jess Abran and I.
Some of you may already know Jess Abran and her beautiful voice along some more acoustic tunes, however lately she has been leaning towards electronic artists and taking on a new direction.
'This tune was a lot of fun to make, and I sorta felt the pressure in terms of producing something that really embraces Jess' vocal tone. I hope I managed alright, and that listeners will enjoy it as much as I do. Regardless, I'm looking forward to working more with her on future projects, and am glad to have discovered a singer as talented as her in the same city.''
Interested in learning more about how Canadians' wellbeing has been impacted over the course of the pandemic?… https://t.co/9PVpZvH326
— Macdonald-Laurier Institute (@Macdonald-Laurier Institute)1621952156.0
However, Quebecers experienced the highest levels of "Disease Misery" in the country due to our high mortality rate, caseloads, and excess deaths.
Safe in their Atlantic bubble where they experienced relatively low levels of economic hardship, restrictions and deaths, the Maritime provinces were the least miserable.
In an accompanying news release, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute argues lockdowns are not the answer to bringing COVID-19 under control.
"Lockdowns were originally pitched to Canadians as a magic bullet," argued MLI senior fellow Richard Audas, the designer of the Provincial COVID Misery Index. "Unfortunately, while the disease itself is predictable, human behaviour is not."
Being a single girl in Montreal is awesome, but it definitely has its downfalls. I spoke to so many other single gals like myself in our city and we all seem to go through the same lame scenarios. It's crazy how we're so different, yet so alike. If you're a single Montreal girl reading this, I hope you feel better once you're done because you're not alone going through this bulshit. We're all in this together, girl. Montreal hook-up culture needs to seriously chill because it's getting really annoying for girls who still have some values.
1. Guys ask you for nudes
Number one red flag that helps you spot a Montreal fuckboy is - he asks you for nudes. Especially if you only had one date, you haven't kissed yet or sometimes, you haven't even met in person. No thanks.
2. Winter is coming
Winter is coming and all you can think about is, "I'm going to be alone for Christmas, FML." You're actually considering getting yourself a cuddle buddy... but we all know "cuddle buddy" is just a cute way of saying "friends with benefits". Ugh...
You meet a cute guy at a bar or something, you exchange numbers... You're texting back and forth with this cutie, getting really excited with life and then, boom! He invites you over "to watch a movie" or straight up "Netflix and chill"... Can we have a normal date instead? WTF!
4. Guys want to sleep with you on the first date
When a guy takes you out to a restaurant, he immediately assumes that there is a good chance of taking you home that same night. Why is this assumption so common? Taking a girl out to dinner does not mean you have full access to her body afterwards. We're just there for food. Just kidding. Not kidding actually.
5. Most your friends are in relationships
It's annoying to be that one single friend who's getting drunk by herself at all the house parties. Your friends are getting married, moving in together, thinking about having kids... and you're just like, "Um, I'll have a double vodka-soda, thanks."
6. Parents are putting pressure on you
Every time I tell my parents I'm going out on a date, they get overly excited. They don't realize that we live in a time where going on a date with a guy doesn't mean anything at all. It's just like a gateway to getting drunk and having a one-night stand, not building a life together. Worst thing is when parents ask you, "So, how did your date go? When are we meeting him?" and you think to yourself, "Never."
7. Going on dates is exhausting
Every single girl can relate to the following struggle: staying home and feeling miserable or going out on a date and feeling miserable afterwards. Dating around is NOT fun. Most dudes we meet are fucking weird. We're stuck in a circle of misery, basically.
8. Friends set you up with the worst dudes
When your friend tells you something like, "There's someone I want you to meet" - you run. These set ups never work out. He ends up being their awkward co-worker who's been single for ten years and still lives with his parents. Do NOT trust your friends.
9. Dating apps suck
Guys you meet on dating apps are mostly there for one thing - they want to get inside your pants. I mean, it's cool if you don't mind guys getting inside your pants... but if you have female genitalia, you don't need dating apps to get laid. You can literally walk up to any guy and there is a 99% chance he WILL want to sleep with you.
10. You meet a nice and guy and...
Every time you meet a normal guy, you find out something horrible about him. There is always something wrong with nice guys. For example, he lives in Laval... or he's married... or he has a gherkin...
A video game can inspire you just as much as any work of art. Visually rich, with a compelling plot, and fully interactive, a video game, at least a well-made one, can change the way you think and feel. If you don't think so, let Montreal artist Jess Abran show you how a video game can inspire you with her newest single 'FALLOUT.'
Both Abran's personal life experiences and her unadulterated adoration for the Fallout trilogy led to the creation of her latest song and music video. Her own struggle with coming to terms of with her sexuality and her pure passion for gaming were the creative forces driving this project, with the video filmed and produced entirely in Montreal.
Heartfelt, soulful, with just the right amount of noir-artistry, the music video is much more than you'd expect from a song meant to be an ode to a gaming series.
Checkout Jess Abran's FALLOUT music video below and see more of her work here.