Saturday, November 11, 2023

Julie Aubé - Ça c'est Noël

"Hey Natasha, why haven't written about Julie Aubé yet? Good question, Guuz, let's remedy that right now!"

Julie Aubé used to be part of indy folk trio Les Hay Babies from New Brunswick, where artists such as Lisa Leblanc, Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire and Marie-Jo Thério come from (Google it all). 'Ça c'est Noël' ('That's Christmas') has a lovely Acadian flavour, complete with a twangy guitar and references to mixed tapes to match the artwork's retro look. Tuques (winter hats), mittens, shovels and skates: this song has it all. It's comfort food for the Canadian soul, and hopefully for anybody else looking in.

If you buy the track, the money will go to a New Brunswick food bank. That's definitely Christmas.