Juno-winning artist Dominique Fils-Aimé has revealed details about her latest album Our Roots Run Deep, which begins a new trilogy of albums to come.
The announcement comes with the release of the album’s lead single “My Mind at Ease,” with a music video shot on location at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, directed by Adrian Villagomez, and choreographed by Mel Charlot, renowned for her work with Grammy Award winner Lizzo.
Watch the music video for “My Mind at Ease”:
The new trio of albums follows Fils-Aimé’s award-winning trilogy of Nameless, Stay Tuned! and Three Little Words, which explores blues, jazz and soul music, respectively. Stay Tuned! was shortlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize and won the Juno Award for vocal jazz album of the year in 2020.
While Fils-Aimé’s first trilogy conceptualized the history of African American music, the approach is more personal for this forthcoming album and trilogy.
“While the goal remains a quest for universal connection through musical frequencies, this internal journey quickly brought me to the importance of my roots,” she says. “It sparked a desire to shed light on our intergenerational treasures rather than intergenerational trauma, using these treasures to address and heal trauma. By being more open and vulnerable, I hope to lead by example and contribute to the dismantling of taboos surrounding mental health, taboos that are all still very present today, especially in BIPOC communities.”
Here’s the track listing:
- Our Roots Run Deep
- Hide From The Drama
- Just Let Me Go
- To Walk A Way
- Or Let It Burn
- Give Me A Reason
- Some Room To Breathe
- The Voices (Intro Vibes)
- Quiet Down The Voices
- Cheers To New Beginnings
- Love Will Grow Back
- My Mind At Ease
- Feeling Like A Plant
Dominique Fils-Aimé’s Our Roots Run Deep is out September 22, 2023, via Ensoul Records.