The 23-year-old artist is well-known amongst French-speaking Canadians thanks to her band Les Hay Babies, formed in 2012. She’s released two albums with her bandmates since then, and has played a ton of shows and earned many accolades. In 2016, Julie Aubé felt the need to write an album by herself. She recorded Joie de vivre with Marc Pérusse (Serge Fiori, Luc De Larochellière), with whom she co-produced the album, and musicians from her hometown. The result is a vintage-sounding psychedelic rock record, with lyrics firmly planted in the present day that will move anyone who listens.