Dominique Fils-Aimé is a JUNO Award-winning and Polaris Music prize-nominated singer-songwriter based in Montréal, Quebec. Not too long ago, she released a lovely contemporary soul single, entitled, “Mind Made Up,” via Ensoul Records.
Dominique Fils-Aimé – “Mind Made Up” single
“As we try to rid our lives of toxic relationships, striving to evict intrusive thoughts that occupy our minds is one of the biggest challenges. ‘Mind Made Up’ is an encouragement to accept that challenge in all its forms and manifestations. The dream of getting better comes with a leap of faith. Where we have to accept our vulnerabilities in order to get to the source of the problem. When we allow ourselves to fall into our emotions and accept that we have a problem, we can truly begin the arduous yet necessary task of bettering oneself.” – Dominique Fils-Aimé explained
‘Mind Made Up’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. The hopeful tune possesses punchy, brass-fueled instrumentation flavored with a contemporary soul aroma. Furthermore, “Mind Made Up” serves as a tasty appetizer of what listeners can expect to hear on Dominique Fils-Aimé’s new album, entitled, “Three Little Words.” The project embraces the emotional lushness of soul music to inspire societal change.
“Three Little Words” album
“It’s a bold and introspective metaphor about mental health. And the all-important moment where we decide to put in the work towards feeling better about ourselves.” – Dominique Fils-Aimé stated
‘Three Little Words’ is the final album in the African-American music trilogy which explores the roots of African-American musical culture. The series highlights blues confronting historical silences and sorrows to jazz exploring the civil rights movement of the ’60s. Also, “Three Little Words” is Fils-Aimé’s most musically diverse and eclectic album to date. Largely thanks to Jacques Roy, an acclaimed record producer, musical arranger, and mixer. On the album, Roy connects Fils-Aimé’s voice with the multitude of other sounds. From the heartwarming doo-wop harmonies of “While We Wait” to the spellbinding groove prevalent in her first single, entitled, “Love Take Over.”
“Three Little Words”
It is soul music in the truest sense of the term: music that comes from the depths of Fils-Aimé’s soul and is meant to challenge and enrich the souls of her listeners. “Three Little Words” is at once both an acknowledgment and an appreciation of the different musical genres that live within her head and flavor her own soul. Also, the album uses this musical backdrop as Fils-Aimé earnestly addresses the importance of love, empathy, and mental health in the long march towards social justice.
Dominique Fils-Aimé draws inspiration from soul icons like Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Nina Simone. Her first album, “Nameless,” was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. Later, it received placements on shows like Hulu’s “Woke” and Netflix’s “Tiny Pretty Things.” Her sophomore record “Stay Tuned!” won the 2020 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” Also, it won the Félix Award for “Best Jazz Album” at the ADISQ Gala and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. According to CBS, the album was one of the “19 best Canadian albums of 2019.”
We highly recommend adding Dominique Fils-Aimé’s “Mind Made Up” single to your favorite playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment, and always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).