MINOE (@itsminoe) is a rising Montreal-based singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia, Canada. Not too long ago, she released an outstanding debut EP, “Bleeding Heart’s Disco,” complete with two brand-new singles, “Plastik” and “Love You Bby.” Unapologetically herself, MINOE bares across the impressive 6-track body of work. The EP creates a flawless introduction to the Canadian newcomer, proving herself to be an exceptional talent to watch.
MINOE – “Bleeding Heart’s Disco” EP
Empowering, honest, and endlessly playable, “Bleeding Hearts Disco” is your soundtrack to self-acceptance and moving forward. The record touches on experiences of self-doubt, isolation, and rising above that inner saboteur that so many of us battle with.
“Bleeding Hearts Disco” is a coming-of-age moment for the young newcomer. It sees her reform her identity and accept parts of herself she previously wouldn’t have thought possible. With this project, MINOE encourages her audience not to listen to their negative inner voice and to allow themselves to dance and celebrate life.
MINOE also vows not to change herself or hide her feelings and invites others to do the same. The “Bleeding Heart’s Disco” welcomes everyone, it’s a world where crying together, dancing together, and healing together is standard practice.
The dictionary defines a “Bleeding Heart” as a derogatory term referring to a person who is considered dangerously softhearted. However, a bleeding heart is also MINOE’s favorite flower – delicate and surrounded by others just like it on a vine. Through isolation, MINOE came to realize that her sensitivity is a superpower and it’s one that she refuses to be ashamed of.
MINOE – “Hands” music video
MINOE has been quickly growing a reputation for crafting dangerously catchy alt-pop anthems dripping in self-empowerment and queer liberation. Previously released singles, “Cherry,” “Cut Me Loose,” and “Hands,” all of which were revealed this year, have pinned her as an exciting artist to watch and see her gain support from major media outlets. Not to mention she has been listed in the top 100 CBC artists!
MINOE has been making a name for herself with her soulful songwriting and infectious melodies. Fusing elements of disco and pop with more dark and alternative moments, MINOE’s sound is the perfect vessel for her honest, powerful, and cathartic songwriting.
Growing up in a troubled home, MINOE took to songwriting at a very young age to understand, process, and cope with her trauma. Her goal is to provide a safe space for her listeners to heal, dance, and find common ground.
Since launching in 2019, MINOE has put out an increasingly diverse body of work, evolving and scooping more recognition with each release. To date, she has racked up over 500,000 streams, not to mention over 3.4 million likes on TikTok.
With live performance playing a big part in who MINOE is, she’s already performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, opened for Tom Grannan and Dadi Freyr, and sold out her first headline show in Toronto.
More recently, MINOE stormed Halifax Pride ahead of completing her first UK & European tour which saw her play multiple London shows and Float Festival in Paris before she marked the EP release in her hometown of Montreal with a launch show and party hosting multiple artists.
Releasing thanks to the help of the Factor JSR grant, MINOE is a force to be reckoned with. Giving nods to female greats such as Lana Del Rey, Kimbra, and Banks, MINOE’s here with her own spin, and it’s ready for the big rooms.