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How do you accidentally become a singer? Step one: get your heart broken

Montreal musician Robert Robert found his voice when he lost his love, and it's resulted in a new EP.

Montreal musician Robert Robert found his voice when he lost his love

How to accidentally become a singer: Step one, get your heart broken

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Montreal musician Robert Robert found his voice when he lost his heart, and it's resulted in a new EP. 2:03

Robert Robert would not have described himself as a singer, nor did he even have the desire to, after ten years of creating and producing music. But that's no longer the case. After he felt the pain of wanting to be with somebody he couldn't be with, he suddenly felt like he needed to write everything down and share it with his audience.

Robert Robert didn't make a thing of it. Lots of people still don't know that it's him singing on his heartsick track "Longbeach." But now that he's an accidental singer, he's stuck with it — he just released his new EP, Welcome to Fine Town.

(CBC Arts)

In this video, you'll meet Robert Robert and find out why he couldn't say what he wanted to without using his voice.

This film was made by PIQUE, who are sharing their visions of Montreal artists through CBC Arts. You can find Robert Robert here and see him perform at Festival MEG Montréal 2017 on August 31.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PIQUE is a digital production studio and creative agency based out of Toronto. In addition to producing original content andspecial events for creatives and artists, PIQUE also creates branded content and develop innovative digital and social media strategies for clients across Canada.

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