Q&A with Coeur de Pirate

The Montreal singer-songwriter’s favourite albums, gig, city, and more.

September 18, 2015

By Fiona Morrow

Coeur de Pirate—the Québécois singer-songwriter born Béatrice Martin—released her third album, Roses, in August, It’s the follow-up to 2012’s Blonde; that same year, Martin, now 25, won Francophone Artist of the Year at the Junos. Ahead of her Vancouver concert Saturday (Sept. 19) at Commodore Ballroom, she engaged in a rapid-fire Q&A with VanMag.

Who are you listening to today?
Years & Years.

Vinyl or digital?
Digital.

You can listen to five albums for the rest of your life. What are they?
The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers; Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago; Oasis, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?; Amy Winehouse, Back to Black; Bright Eyes, Cassadaga.

Best gig ever (not your own)?
Arcade Fire at the Casino de Paris.

Favourite city?
Berlin.

Describe your perfect day.
Work out in the morning, light dancing after, picnicking in the park, and watching Netflix in the evening.

When and where were you happiest?
The morning after my daughter was born. I was in the hospital, but I felt so connected to my family and so in love.

What is your proudest achievement?
Being a parent every day.

It’s your last meal. What’s on the menu?
Avocado, poached egg, whole-grain toast.

Coeur de Pirate
Saturday, Sept. 19, 8pm
Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville St.)
Tickets $30 from
Ticketmaster

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