Jules Henry is a Montréal-based singer/songwriter and electronic music producer, best known as Super Plage. As Super Plage, Henry specializes in a seductive sound with hints of nu-disco. Over the past couple of years, the Canadian artist has rather prolific. Over the past couple of years, Henry has released:
- 2020’s Super Plage I
- 2020’s Super Plague II, which won Best Electro Award at that year’s Gala alternatif de la musique indépendante du Québec (GAMIQ) Awards.
- 2021’s Électro-Vacances
- 2022’s REMIXTAPE, a compilation of 21 remixes of Quebec artists, including Safia Nolin, Arachnid, Les Shirley, Ariane Roy, Calamine, Laura Lefebvre, and others.
Henry’s fourth Super Plage album Midnight Magic is slated for a March release. The album’s fourth and latest single, “NYE” is a breezy yet melancholy bit of pop featuring glistening synth arpeggios, skittering beats paired with Henry’s achingly plaintive vocal and an enormous hook. Although “NYE” sonically nods at Daft Punk, Phoenix, and Air, the song evokes the hope and despair of another year.
Directed by Virginie Bedard, the accompanying video for “NYE” follows a young woman at a party — presumably a costumed New Year’s Eve bash. While everyone else is enjoying themselves, we see this young woman seem awkward, and fearful of what may happen next. For her the New Year, may not be as hopeful occasion as it is was for others.