Mise en Scene are coiled and ready to leap. The Winnipeg rock outfit, comprised of Stefanie Blondal Johnson, Jodi Dunlop, and Corey Hykawy, are set to release their sophomore album Still Life On Fire (Light Organ Records) this year. The record is a burning holler, a vibrant statement on living in the present. In control of everything from their self-made music videos to their cool kid aesthetic, the artists are independent and resilient, wanting to be seen but more importantly, to be heard. The album follows 2012’s knockout hit Desire’s Despair (Pipe & Hat) and is produced by Montréal-based mastermind Mike Nash (who has worked with everyone from members of The Dears, Blue Rodeo and Ladies of the Canyon). The sound reflects on years spent honing their craft, touring Canada, the US and Europe, playing the prestigious Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain, and amassing hordes of fans in France. From the first reverb buzz to the parting resonant silence, it’s a sun-soaked blur of forward motion, eternal chasing.
It’s your life on fire.