Montreal's Marie-Hélène L. Delorme, aka FOXTROTT, is not afraid to be direct. She spent her early music career making beats and remixes for local friends and perfecting her crystal clear production sensibility. "Driven," the first single from her debut full-length, A Taller Us—out soon via One Little Indian—shows her ear for crisp sonic textures. Listening to the bold sincerity of her vocals, you can tell she's the kind of person who doesn't need to hide behind blurry embellishments—she lets the undeniable hooks stand on their own. If you're in the NYC area, FOXTROTT is performing live on April 25th at The Standard Hotel. For more, watch her soul-stirring live cover of what's maybe The Smiths' best song.
Lead image: Jerôme Nadeau