Malika Tirolien: Un trésor trop bien caché de Montreal."
From Guadeloupe, Grammy nominated vocalist, songwriter and
producer Malika Tirolien is an explosive mix of creativity,
dedication and genuineness. Her love, passion and respect for
music can be felt in the sparkling authenticity of her performances
in which her soaring voice immediately grabs your attention and
her well-crafted compositions present effusive emotions through
conscious and engaged lyrics.
Montreal based, she has been garnering international attention for
almost a decade, striking with her electrifying performance on “Iʼm
not the one”, a prime track on the Grammy-winning album “Family
Dinner” by Snarky Puppy that has been inspiring countless covers
She then released her self produced, composed and written debut
album “Sur La Voie Ensoleillée” who reached #5 on the Canadian
r&b/soul itunes charts before she became the lead singer and coleader of super group BOKANTÉ with mastermind producer and
musician Michael League. The 9 pieces band formed in 2016 has
since then, toured in over 20 countries and released two critically
acclaimed albums, the most recent one, “What Heat” (in
collaboration with the Metropole Orkest) being nominated as best
world album at the Grammys 2020.
It is best to “Never change a winning team”, so Malika Tirolien and Michael League co-produced Malikaʼs sophomore solo album, the second installment of a tetralogy that started with her debut album.
Released in 2021, the album showcases a new genre called “Highsoul”, mixing r&b, soul, hip hop and jazz to create the soundtrack of a psychedelic trip from anger to forgiveness.