[Cover photo credit to Aabid Youssef]
Montreal based Art-Punk band La Sécurité have returned with “Serpent,” the latest single off their debut album Stay Safe!, out June 16th, 2023 via Mothland. With lyrics describing “friend group drama,” the track is an “ode to a complicated friendship”. The single is accompanied by a video with lo-fi, vintage camera aesthetics that was compiled from footage captured during their recent run at SXSW.
The band’s music is intentionally sharp and danceable, while their lyrics continue in the tradition of feminist community building inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement.
Melissa Di Menna says:
It’s not just fun and games… it also bites. It’s catchy earworms delivered with a punk attitude.
Stay Safe!’s album art, designed by Di Menna, reflects the band members, who have worked on numerous other projects, as “scattered entities coming together and falling into place organically.”
Since coming together in the Spring of 2022, the five-piece has been invited to perform at SXSW, FME, Phoque OFF, Taverne Tour and DISTORSION Psych Fest, and has shared the stage with the likes of Automatic, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, TVOD, Margaritas Poridas, Civic, and Annie-Claude Deschênes (Duchess Says).
For their first full-length album, the collective turned to Producer Samuel Gemme at Gamma Recording Studio (Corridor, Population II).