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About

A Life Steeped in Sound

velours is an alt. pop singer/songwriter full of emotion, carried by a velvet voice. Her desire to explore feeling through music, while not taking things too seriously, resonates with her audience. She released her first EP Identity September 2020, produced by Juno-award winning producer Ryan Stewart. She released her single “Summer Haze” August 2020, with the music video produced by renowned Versa Films. velours's newest single, "Whatever That Means" was announced the day before its release on July 23rd. The stellar single, along with its moving music video, have already received high praise from fans and industry members alike. She is looking forward to her future releases this summer, having honed in on her sound and creative expression during her career thus far.

 

In her first year and a half as a professional musician, she’s received acclaim from press and industry alike, including being nominated for two Saskatchewan Music Awards: Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and Best Music Video for "Summer Haze" in 2021 and nominated for Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and Best Music Video for “Whatever That Means” in 2022. velours is currently nominated for Pop Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards 2022. velours has also enjoyed collaborating with ODR, a collaborative musical project where a group of musicians came together and wrote and recorded four songs in a single day. They will be releasing the experimental EP this summer. She has performed in showcases including Canadian Music Week 2021 and Liverpool Soundcity 2021, as well as rocking the main stage at Saskatchewan Jazz Fest 2021, being the first act of the night to premiere at Amigos’s first live show in 2021, opening the show at the Rock 102 Presents: Whale and the Wolf Halloween Howler on October 30th, 2021, performed at Breakout West for their showcase in February 2022, performed for TeleMiracle 2022’s yearly fundraiser, Canadian Music Week’s 2022 showcase live in Toronto, and, most recently, will be participating in Chester Fest 2022, as well as Ness Creek Festival 2022 with the ODR project. velours has been featured on numerous blogs, magazines, and news outlets, including: Tinnitist; Record World Magazine; Great Dark Wonder; CBC Radio; CTV News; Canadian Beats; and many more. The Great Dark Wonder blog labeled velours as “an artist to watch!”

 

The Canadian artist, speaking English and French, has been singing and writing music since she could jam to CDs in the car with her mom. Ranging from anti-establishment punk to indie pop to new wave, this artist has fallen in love with––and mildly obsessed over––all kinds of music. She aims to connect with audiences on a visceral level and still have fun!

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"An artist to watch."

- Martin Noakes, Great Dark Wonder

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velours - Whatever That Means (Official Music Video)
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velours - Whatever That Means (Official Music Video)

velours – "Whatever That Means" – Official Music Video (4K) Filled with the joy that I just can't fake... Connect with velours! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veloursartist/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veloursartist BUY/STREAM/DOWNLOAD Bandcamp: https://veloursartist.bandcamp.com/track/whatever-that-means Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2WWPUEBVzupWAXkTHi2EJt?si=EnJ9TLnMRfC9xC8NDCLEuA&dl_branch=1 Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1576241000 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/veloursartist/whatever-that-means iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1576241000?ls=1&app=itunes Google Play Music: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=edbQXk6h--k&feature=share CAST Ava Janzen (velours) Soraya Geurboussi CREW Produced by: Versa Films Director: Dylan Hryciuk 1st Assistant Director/Assistant Editor: Brianne Janex Hair and Makeup Artist: Sheila Janzen Set Decorator: Laura Crossman TV and Projectionist: Steph Kuse Locations Manager: Rylan Schultz Editor: Dylan Hryciuk SPECIAL THANKS Don and Maxine Janzen Winston's English Pub & Grill Pink Cadillacs Malt Shop & Diner - Hampton Village Westgate Books Inc The Shoppe Vintage Mall YXE Off Broadway Laundromat & Dry Cleaning Bartari Vinyl Diner CDs & Records Alt Haus Interior Design Meadowgreen Confectionary Baillie and Dean McArthur Jen and Tyler Holowaty Lean Danyluk Amy Janzen and Brendan Garritty Carl Sheldon Sheila Janzen MUSIC PRODUCTION Writer/Lyrics: Ava Janzen (velours) Music Producer: Ryan Stewart Recorded by/Engineer: Ryan Stewart @ The WineCellar Studio Thank you to SaskArts for partially funding the music production for "Whatever That Means"! LYRICS Her hair was like the sun Whatever that means Her laugh made everyone Feel like they were in their teens Whatever that means Her dress was blue And I just knew There would be a day When I would feel that Silk on my skin I don’t talk about her Until she’s driving me nuts I never loved her Unless she hated my guts Oh, I love her, love her Oh no, I think I need her Whatever that means Whatever that means Oh, I hate her, hate her Oh, but can I change her? Whatever that means Whatever that means She likes to sing along at shows I’d like to burn all of her clothes Rip off the bandaid, kiss her bruise Know what it feels like when you lose The only thing I ever yearned for But get to change her just a bit more Her eyes shine bright as stars Whatever that means Her lips enveloped me And I started trembling Her skin was smooth I’ll tell the truth That our bodies entwined felt more natural Than the sky being blue A kingdom full of kings would Fail to make me kneel But if she arrived, I’d simply have to reveal Oh, I love her, love her Oh no, I think I need her Whatever that means Whatever that means Oh, I hate her, hate her Oh, but can I change her? Whatever that means Whatever that means She likes to sing along at shows I’d like to burn all of her clothes Rip off the bandaid, kiss her bruise Know what it feels like when you lose The only thing I ever yearned for But get to change her just a bit more The pillow she used Her pain I abused Anything left of her I will take I once knew a girl, a beautiful girl Filled with the joy that I just can’t fake She likes to sing along at shows I’d like to put on all her clothes Rip off the bandaid, kiss her bruise Know what it feels like when you lose Oh, I love her, love her Oh no, I think I need her Whatever that means Whatever that means Oh, I hate her, hate her Oh, but can I change her? Whatever that means Whatever that means (Oh, I love her Love her, love her) Whatever that means (No, I’ll never forget her) Whatever that means (Forget her, forget her Forget her) Whatever that means (Forget her Forget her) (Oh, I hate her, hate her Hate her, hate her) Oh, oh yeah (But can I change her?) (Change her, change her Change her, change her) Whatever that means (Change her, change her) Hmm, ooh Ah, aah Hmm, oh oh yeah Whatever that means
velours - Summer Haze (Official Music Video)
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velours - Summer Haze (Official Music Video)

velours – “Summer Haze” – Official Music Video (4K) Even if it’s out of pity… Connect with velours: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialvelours/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veloursofficial/ Buy/stream/download: Bandcamp: https://officialvelours.bandcamp.com/track/summer-haze-2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1PvOw4k4IsS6kvqmgPoKyJ?si=_Av6lDSnQn2-b4h_1kFpFA Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1526199607 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/veloursartist/summer-haze iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1526199607?ls=1&app=itunes Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bpod2e3r7zblith77ctqqajaxuy&tid=song-Tyb6gwozpuvs7tmudbbkzr3cpge&hl=en Produced by: Versa Films Director/DP: Dylan Hryciuk 1st Assistant Director/Assistant Editor: Brianne Janex Hair and Makeup Artist: Sheila Janzen Production Assistant: Gavin Baird Animators: Dylan Hryciuk and Brianne Janex Editor: Dylan Hryciuk SPECIAL THANKS Don and Maxine Janzen Sheila Janzen Nadine Kanigan Scott Hryciuk Kim Regier Nawid Shirzai Writer/Lyrics: Ava Janzen (velours) Music Producer: Ryan Stewart Recorded by/Engineer: Ryan Stewart @ The WineCellar Studio Lyrics: Still think I’m messy and I’m intimate With only myself to fit Inside my home Still reach out to steal your beating heart Maybe mine could restart When the lights get low Find me Come find me Lie to me Say you need me Touch me When the lights turn green Even if it’s out of pity Oceans will dry up and I will stand My feet still in the sand With a smile I traced my wounds like they were works of art And now I know how to start To try again Find me Come find me Lie to me Say you need me Touch me When the lights turn green Even if it’s out of pity Summer Haze Won’t you leave I’m ready for the storm Let it wash over me I’m ready let it go, oh, oh I’m ready for the storm, oh, oh I’m ready let it Summer Haze Won’t you leave I’m ready for the storm Let it wash over me I’m ready let it go, oh, oh I’m ready for the storm, oh, oh Maybe this could be my time Maybe I could be my lifeline Maybe this could be my time Maybe I could be my lifeline Summer Haze Won’t you leave I’m ready for the storm Let it wash over me (I’m ready) I’m ready let it go Summer Haze Won’t you leave I’m ready for the storm Let it wash over me (I’m ready) I’m ready let it go, oh, oh (I’m ready) I’m ready for the storm, oh, oh I’m ready let it go, oh, oh I’m ready for the storm, oh, oh
velours - Your Sweater (Official Music Video)
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velours - Your Sweater (Official Music Video)

velours – “Your Sweater” – Official Music Video (4K) Are you feeling it, too? Connect with velours: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veloursartist/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veloursartist/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/veloursartist/ Buy/stream/download: Bandcamp: https://veloursartist.bandcamp.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7uzYpHjzvrZcBVGhqeVJCo?si=xRRr3QJZTkOJdZTjUGWs3g Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1556004196 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/veloursartist/your-sweater iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1556004196?ls=1&app=itunes Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bpod2e3r7zblith77ctqqajaxuy&tid=song-Tyb6gwozpuvs7tmudbbkzr3cpge&hl=en Produced By - Versa Films Director / DP - Dylan Hryciuk 1st Assistant Director - Brianne Janex Gaffer / 1st AC - Gavin Baird Hair and Makeup Artist - Sheila Janzen Production Assistants - Jeremy Ratzlaff, Anthony Prima, Mitch Oliver Set Decorator - Hannah Crease Maclean Editor - Dylan Hryciuk SPECIAL THANKS Don and Maxine Janzen Kathleen Wheeler Scott Hryciuk Nawid Shirzai Writer/Lyrics: Ava Janzen (velours) Music Producer: Ryan Stewart Recorded by/Engineer: Ryan Stewart @ The WineCellar Studio LYRICS: Keep going and I'll meet you there We're too young but I don't even care My hair still smells a lot like you They say you're gone and that might be true But I don't even care 'Cause I've fallen into our ruins with your sweater I may be a thief but I'm losing something better Unbelievable, unbelievable Took our love and threw it in the deep It's so pitiful, we were so miserable Now I'm holding onto parts you didn't keep (X2) You didn't keep Keep going and I'll meet you there I'm too young but did you even care My hair still smells a lot like you They say you're gone and that might be true But I don't even care 'Cause I've fallen into our ruins with your sweater I may be a thief but I'm losing something better Unbelievable, unbelievable Took our love and threw it in the deep It's so pitiful, we were so miserable Now I'm holding onto parts you didn't keep (X2) You didn't keep Is this the last time I'll ever see you? Just tryna pass time, are you feeling it too? (X2) Unbelievable, unbelievable Took our love and threw it in the deep It's so pitiful, we were so miserable Now I'm holding onto parts you didn't keep You didn't keep Ah ooh, ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh (X2) (Is this the last time I'll ever see you? Just tryna pass time, are you feeling it too (X2)

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