Van Horne Sessions, or VHS for short, are live music videos produced in the Montreal Mile End's legendary NOMAD studios, and curated by Couteau Music House. Van Horne is the original home base of such bands as Arcade Fire or Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Consequently, NOMAD hosted such secret shows as Patrick Watson, Dear Criminals, or Barr Brothers to name very few. Coupled with Couteau’s vast connections in Canada’s independent music scene, NOMAD’s award winning filmmaker and Moment Factory founder, Jason Rodi, lends a cinematic vision to every performance.
LIA is the D.C. born, Montreal-based singer-songwriter / producer with sultry vocals and a poetic state of mind. Her debut to the music scene began with a string of successful singles and collaborations across 2017 and 2018, gathering millions of streams, nurturing a strong online presence and leading to shows in Montreal, New York City & Singapore. 2019 saw the release of LIA's debut Vasilia EP written and co-produced by herself. Developed between LIA's bedroom and co-producers Lust and Thomas White, Vasilia is a forward-thinking, sonic journey of the divine feminine, finding resilience in mind and relationships, drawing themes from the Slavic folk tale of Baba Yaga. With progressive genre-bending production cut by hypnotic soprano-lead vocals, LIA’s sound is clearly her own. This universe has garnered her support from outlets including Nakid Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Colors x Studios, Future Classic, Madame Gandhi, Dummy Magazine and landed her at #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular chart. With collaborations trickling out over the course of 2020 and a bank of solo material in the works, LIA’s releases to date only mark the beginning of her enchanting world to come.
Curated by Couteau Music House
Produced by Leo Cerasa
Directed, Shot & Edited by Jason Rodi
Cinematography by Nadim Chartouny
Cameras: Hannah Joose, Nadim Chartouny, Jason Rodi
Sound Recording & Mixing by David Bednarczyk
Shot at NOMAD studios 129 Van Horne, MTL.
Out of Control by Lia from the album Vasilia is licensed by The Orchard Music (on behalf of Couteau Music); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., and CMRRA.
To the Woods by Lia from the album Vasilia is licensed by The Orchard Music (on behalf of Couteau Music); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., and CMRRA.
Come & See by Lia from the album Come & Seek is licensed to YouTube by The Orchard Music (on behalf of Couteau Music); and CMRRA.