Dave Chose is a L’Ascension-De-Notre-Seigneur, Quebec-born, Montreal-based singer/songwriter, whose work is thematically focuses on poetry of the mundane with material that celebrates the taste of convenience store iced tea, and the pleasure of knowing how to roll your own cigarettes among other things. Playing with a judiciously loud backing band, Chose’s work sonically is a sort of sensitive pop punk. Building upon a growing profile in his native Quebec, Chose wrote the theme song for Puisqu’on se tue toujours trop tard, a short film directed by Jean-Martin Gagnon
Last week, Chose released a double single, which featured two very personal and distinctive tracks — “Poffes” and “De l’inconvénient d’être nê,” which were recorded his backing band and longtime collaborators Nicolas Beaudin, Jonathan Bigras and Benoit Bouchard. “Poffes,” the latest release off the double single was originally written while he was working on his first album — but after some time and perspective, he revised the song, pushing the song and its sound to where he felt it needed to go. Centered around fuzzy power chords, forceful drumming, an unerring knack for infectiously melodic and enamors hooks, Chose’s latest single reminds me quite a bit of early Foo Fighters — in particular, their self-titled debut and The Colour and the Shape. But interestingly enough, the song features paradoxical lyrics that deal with self-destruction and the urgency of living. Simply put, the song fucking rips. Nuff said, folks.