La Sécurité Release New Single/Video “Hot Topic”

La Sécurité Release New Single/Video "Hot Topic"

Montreal art punk/post punk supergroup La Sécurité have released their new single “Hot Topic“ and its accompanying video, ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Stay Safe!‘, due out on June 16 via Mothland.

An ode to unapologetic female solidarity, the track exemplifies the band’s sound featuring a lurching, disconcerting, yet endlessly danceable groove that provides a sinister dance-punk edge to frontwoman Éliane Viens-Synnott’s wry lyricism. 

The song’s origins are intertwined with those of the music video; the music was originally composed to score an extended avant-garde dance work titled “Hot Topic,” choreographed by Éliane and shot in a single continuous take. She Explains:

“The concept was to choreograph a dance piece to be shot as a sequence to capture the ephemeral elements present in performing arts. Drawing influences from the Riot Grrrl movement, I created a dance piece where five women take up all the space on a dancefloor, unapologetically. We can dress how we want, enjoy our night out however that looks for us and we don’t care what you think.”

After completing the piece, the band edited down the song into the version that appears on Stay Safe!. The music video, too, is an abridged version of the original dance piece. Both the song and video are a testament to the band’s unique nature as a collaborative, artistically open group with varied and differing creative ambitions and entanglements.

Pre-order Stay Safe! here and watch the video for “Hot Topic“ below.

La Sécurité “Hot Topic”

La Sécurité Upcoming Live Dates:

16 June – Fredericton, NB @ The Cap
17 June – Quebec, QC @ Le Pantoum
23 June – Calgary, AB @ Festival Sled Island
25 June – Calgary, AB @ Festival Sled Island
06 July – Chicoutimi, QC @ Festival La Noce
20 July – Baie St Paul, QC @ Festival Le Festif
18 Aug – Montreal, QC @ L’Esco – Album Launch
09 Sept – Lac Saint-Jean, QC @ Festival Les Denises du Lac
30 Sept – Montreal, QC @ Festival POP Montreal

Photo credit: Aabid Youssef