Though rare, there are some artists who surprise us over and over again by constantly revealing new facets of their immense talent.
Florence K is one of those artists. Since the launch of Live At Lion D’Or in 2005, the renowned Montreal musician continues to surprise, amaze and fascinate. With her two beautiful albums, Bossa Blue released in 2006 and La Historia De Lola in 2008, both of which have won Félix Awards for World Music Album of the Year, or with Havana Angels, her gorgeous Christmas opus recorded in Cuba that was a huge smash just after its release in 2010, Florence has always delivered something fresh and original.
2013 she returned with I’m Leaving You, a refreshing new album, delivered with the same sincerity her fans have come to expect. I’m Leaving You got Florence an ADISQ award nomination for Best Anglophone Album of the Year in 2014, and a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Her following album, Quiet Nights, recorded with Canadian crooner Matt Dusk, also earned her a Juno Award nomination for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
In 2015, Florence published her first book, Buena Vida, the story of her own journey through severe depression. Buena Vida became a bestseller, having sold 25 000 copies up to this date.
Since then, she has chosen to devote part of her time advocating to break the stigma that still surround mental illness today. In November 2017, the CAMH has named her one of the 150 leading Canadians for mental health.
Florence has recently published her first novel, Lili Blues, and continues to host her weekly radio show Ici Florence, broadcasted on Ici Musique (French CBC Music radio station) for the seventh season, while being actively touring and recording her own music.