Hailing from the West Coast of Canada on Snuneymuxw territory, Elise Boulanger is a bilingual Chamber-Folk-Pop artist with a haunting avalanche of a voice. She creates cinematic dreamscapes influenced by nature, her classical training and artists like Regina Spektor, Patrick Watson, Franz Schubert and Radiohead. She’s sonically reminiscent of Kate Bush, Lana Del Rey, and Kishi Bashi.
“It Started in the Garden” (2021), with its shimmering and tormented string passages and howling vocals, is Boulanger’s new single and first music video. “It’s more than a dark and moody love story of when you do something you love with someone you love and then they turn around and do it with someone else,” explains Boulanger. “As a passionate environmentalist, I’ve partnered with environmental organizations to raise awareness for the indelible importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change. The video includes choreography in intoxicating gardens and wild forests with roaming wolves.”