Electronic Producer ANOMALIE Recruits Vinolinist BAD SNACKS On the Fluttering New Single “Hummingbird”
March 25, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Hot off the heels of his collaborative new single with R&B star Masego, the shape-shifting Montreal electronic producer Nicolas Dupuis aka Anomalie, shares another joint effort in the form of “Hummingbird” with the like-minded electronic producer & violinist Jesse Hanson aka Bad Snacks. Together, the two artists showcase their virtuoso tendencies as they engage in shimmering melodic conversations, intertwining piano lines and violin runs. Listen to “Hummingbird” on all digital retailers (here).
Nicolas Dupuis and Bad Snacks elaborate on their relationship and working together.
Nicolas explains, “I first met Bad Snacks when she opened for our west coast dates on our 2019 North American tour – I was blown away by her production and performance chops… and the way she incorporated several violin layers to give the impression of a full-on strings section. With this track, Hummingbird, I was looking for that type of sound and she just brought the vibe of the track to another level!”
Bad Snacks shared, “As a longtime fan of Anomalie’s, being able to collaborate on this was such an honor and a blast. It’s not very often that I get to hand over my strings to somebody who’s ear that I trust so much, and his vision and soundscapes are SO fun to play with and create within. Love this track and I hope that the lightheartedness of the vibe is relayed to whoever listens to it. :)”
“Hummingbird” continues an emerging trend where Anomalie recruits friends and fellow contemporaries to contribute to his songs, ever-expanding his sonic reach. It joins “Memory Leaves,” “Come Running To Me,” “Bond,” and “Dribble,” which will all appear on his highly anticipated full-length release. Galerie is due out April 29th via Nettwerk, followed by the Galerie World Tour, which kicks off in Dallas, TX, at the Deep Ellum Art Company on May 18th. Find the complete list of dates below!
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Nicolas Dupuis is never far from home. As Anomalie, the shape-shifting production project he unveiled in 2016, Dupuis has channeled his musical upbringing (his mother, a piano teacher; his father, a host on Radio-Canada), formal schooling, and stage-seasoned chops into two companion EPs — Metropole and Metropole II — the Chromeo collaboration Bend the Rules, and now his long-form debut, Galerie.
The Metropole series, released in 2017 and 2018, was the story of a city — Dupuis’ native Montreal, where he still resides — visiting familiar landmarks, cosmopolitan rhythms, and well-worn streets. By early 2020, Dupuis’ love letters to home had taken him around the world and back, powering two sold-out tours spanning North America (Red Rocks Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Electric Forest), Europe, and Asia — plus, a social audience now into the millions, and earned endorsements from contemporaries like Charlie Puth, Snarky Puppy, and others. On-stage, Dupuis honed an astute balance of electronic production, progressive jazz harmonics, and hip-hop rhythms with a four-piece group, reinventing genres known for their slippery, expansive definitions.
But by mid-2020, the world had changed. Those sold-out shows? Replaced by next-door neighbors. Dupuis and his girlfriend decided to settle into their own space in Montreal, buying their first home, with a designated personal studio where Dupuis could re-discover his momentum. As lockdowns began to recede from view, Dupuis returned to the studio ready to channel his prismatic influences into Galerie.
The result is a delirious genre fusion inspired by D’Angelo, J. Dilla, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds, Herbie Hancock’s Sunlight, and Robert Glasper’s Black Radio. You might call it Cubist, with each song revealing a new side, depth, or angle in Dupuis’ sound. Together, these tracks aren’t just an exhibition; they’re a resounding thesis, a road map tracing how consonant styles overlap and interact. By reinvigorating jazz harmony, Dupuis is slyly driving broader audiences to discover or renew their love for the foundational components in today’s voices.
ANOMALIE IN THE PRESS…
New & Notable – Bandcamp Daily
“Here’s a dose of psychedelic jazz we didn’t realize was missing… showcasing Anomalie’s lovely piano improvisation.” –CBC Music
“Nico Dupuis has always had subtle jazz elements to his soulful approach, building a catalogue that touches on sub-zero climes…” –CLASH
“The year is looking bright for Montreal electronic producer Nicolas Dupuis, known worldwide as Anomalie…a multi-faceted artist, Dupuis’s style combines cutting-edge electronic production, jazz and classical harmonies, and virtuoso keyboard skills.” – COMPLEX
“With Masego’s vocals floating over Anomalie’s skilled production, the song emphasizes the darker side of being a working musician in the industry.” –E! Online
“…fascinating new track…” –Jazziz Magazine
“In a massive collide of classical, jazz, and funk the listener gets a thrilling taste of Dupuis’s musical world, filled to the brim with musical anomalies.” – Ones to Watch
“He combines bouncing, funky keys and jazzy productions in a dreamy way that’s immediately recognizable as Anomalie.” – This Song is Sick
ANOMALIE ‘GALERIE WORLD TOUR’ DATES:
MAY 18 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company
MAY 19 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
MAY 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
MAY 23 Washington, D.C. @ Union Stage
MAY 25 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
MAY 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
MAY 27 Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
MAY 28 Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
JUN 1 Detroit, MI @ El Club
JUN 2 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
JUN 3 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
JUN 4 Minneapolis, MN @ The Loft at Skyway Theatre
JUN 7 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
JUN 8 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
JUN 10 Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
JUN 11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
JUN 14 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
JUN 16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
JUN 17 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
JUN 18 Phoenix, AZ @ Shady Park
JUL 7 Berlin, DE @ Gretchen
JUL 9 Paris, FR @ New Morning
JUL 13 London, UK @ Village Underground
JUL 19 Prague, CZ @ Futurum Music Bar
JUL 22 Copenhagen, DK @ DR Concert House, Studio 2
JUL 23 Stockholm, SW @ Fasching