Patrick Watson, Safia Nolin / Mélancolie
Mélancolie is a collaboration between Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson and Québécois singer Safia Nolin. The gorgeous French track arrives after Melody Noir, and once again finds Watson in his element as he blends his signature pared-down composition with subtle electronic flourishes. “Je me lève le matin/ Un cafe dans ma main/ Et c’est ben gris dehors,” the pair open in unison. “Je lis les nouvelles/ Ça m’énerve/ Toujours la fin du monde.” Fed up by all the bleak news, they decide to go back to bed where there’s no need for a fake smile — where they feel fine hidden under the sound of the rain, underneath the melancholy (“en dessous de la mélancolie”).