By Vishtèn Connexions featuring 6 Hearts
Acadian roots duo Vishtèn Connexions released the single “More Love” featuring 6 Hearts on all streaming platforms in October. The accompanying video will follow on YouTube November 3. The song is the first to be released off the band’s upcoming EP Expansion, coming in February.
After the passing of Vishtèn member Pastelle LeBlanc, remaining members Emmanuelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse created Vishtèn Connexions, working with other artists as a solution to moving forward with her in spirit. The duo joined forces with two members of The East Pointers, Tim Chaisson and Jake Charron to create 6 Hearts for the song “More Love.”
The genesis of 6 Hearts was rooted in the shared experience of loss: Vishtèn aimed to honour the memory of Pastelle, twin sister of Emmanuelle and life partner of Pascal, and The East Pointers similarly faced the untimely passing of their band member, Koady Chaisson. United by their passion for music and its healing power, they converged, strengthened by the two hearts that remain with them in spirit.
To the pulsing heartbeat of a steady bodhran drum, “More Love” alternates between French verses and a French/English chorus, as it builds to a vocal crescendo that brings home the point of the song: we all need more love. Set in a bucolic, pastoral scene, the accompanying video—directed by Millefiore Clarkes—matches the generous, welcoming spirit of the song.
“More Love” serves as the inaugural connection within the Vishtèn Connexions project, making it a fitting first release. “The song draws inspiration from a recording discovered on Pastelle’s phone, dating back to February of 2018, and encapsulates the universal need for love and compassion,” says LeBlanc.
“More Love” was recorded and mixed at Space Camp Productions, and mastered by Éli Savoie-Levac. Video credits include Emmanuelle LeBlanc, Pascal Miousse, Tim Chaisson, Jake Charron, with Visual Artist Lucy Farrell, Director and Editor Millefiore Clarkes, Art Director Kelly Caseley, and Director of Photography Oakar Myint.