It could be her look √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú old school Parisian glamour and charm meets Vegas-worthy glitz and Latin passion, accompanied by her music men in bespoke suits with a crisp vintage flair. It works. And it√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s irresistible.
Or, it could be her sound √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú intoxicating eclectic pop with a theatrical bent, spinning off jazz and world underpinnings with contemporary sensibility, serving up old-made-new-again satisf
Or perhaps it√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s the way she kills it on stage with her eye-candy multimedia shows √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú sound, style, video √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú sheer, high-voltage, artistic hedonism.
Whatever it is that turns you on to Suzana d√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢Amour, this is certain: one taste and you√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢re hooked.
Widening boundaries √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú there are few things that yield as much pleasure as pushing at the edges of convention. Listening to the dynamic renderings of Suzana d√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢Amour, one realizes that this is precisely what√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s happening. Multifaceted. Genre-defying. An arresting quirkiness that is entirely hers. Singing in English, French and Portuguese, Suzana weaves together sounds and stories bursting with life that unfold and come alive before you. Her lush pop is layered and frenetic; Parisian Carnivale! Cabaret! Bossa! Recognizable arrangements and styles are skillfully pulled into the now, refreshed and remixed.
Vocalist performer Suzana, along with Mike Dell (piano), Randall Savoie (bass), and Dennis Song (drums), produce a sensationally unconventional sound: theatrical pop with a rich blend of influences, combined with unmistakable passion and creativity. Her latest album √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú simply titled √¢‚Ç¨≈ìSuzana d√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢Amour√¢‚Ç¨¬ù √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú includes an impressive list of collaborators: mixing by two-time Juno Award-winning sound engineer John √¢‚Ç¨≈ìBeetle√¢‚Ç¨¬ù Bailey, with contributions by New York√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Vickie Yang (string arrangements) and Shirantha Beddage (horn arrangements). √¢‚Ç¨≈ìYou Call Yourself A Man√¢‚Ç¨¬ù is a sultry and teasing, jazz-infused track full of swagger that conjures Broadway sensations of the Chicago ilk, while the title track is a softly sweeping ballad that is both passionate and restrained.
Suzana√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s devastating vibratos, her breathy, enchanting lyrics will make your heart swell and ache in √¢‚Ç¨≈ìIl n√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢y a qu√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢un homme comme toi√¢‚Ç¨¬ù. The bonus track, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìExchange Your Heart With Me√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, with its rhythmic charm, is instantly mesmerizing. Taken together, her versatility is striking. Suzana d√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢Amour shifts seamlessly between styles and subjects √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú at times silly, at others serious √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú keeping listeners eagerly wondering what will come next, and delivering at every turn. Fresh and immoderate, Suzana d√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢Amour is intoxicating, and is quickly establishing herself as a Creative Force in today√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s music industry.
Suzana d√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢Amour√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s unique sound has earned critical acclaim from local and international media, including the CBC, Toronto Life magazine, and the UK√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Whisperin and Hollerin.