*photo by Rachel Boese
This week’s #WCW brings together heart, soul and music in one beautiful package. Introducing Annick Bremault from Chic Gamine!
A couple of years ago, I happened to be at the Rivoli in Toronto. I was sitting at the back of the room sipping a bourbon on the rocks when the sounds coming from the stage drew me from my comfortable lean on the bar towards the siren’s song. That siren turned out to be a band full of beautiful singing sirens: Chic Gamine. Formed in Winnipeg back in 2007, these lads and ladies have been enchanting fans since the beginning with their Motown influenced sound, French Pop spirits, and Rock and Roll hearts. Their harmonies are stunning, their melodies irresistable. They have a Juno nod and a win under their belts, and a rich catalogue of critically acclaimed tunes, the latest of which is showcased on their lastest release Light a Match, the band’s third album. The entire band already won me over heart and soul, so I figured why not let one of them win you all over dear readers, with her sweet sense of humour and great insight. Take a read of this week’s #womancrushwednesday’s responses here. Take it away Annick!
What is the first thing that you notice about a love interest?
Eyes. It’s cliché, but you can tell so much about what a person’s been through by looking at/being looked at by them. I have a soft spot for blue-eyed boys myself…
Who would you want to have make the first move?
Whichever of the two is feeling it in the moment!
What is your definition of romance?
My boyfriend often brings home a bottle of wine or chocolate or even offer me a massage if he knows I’ve had a rough day. Unexpected, thoughtful gestures are the most romantic to me, because they show that the person has been thinking of and paying attention to what you’re living and that they care.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Someone once told me to not worry so much about whether I was pleasing to the guy I was with, but more so, was I pleased with him… It took me awhile to figure out, but I realized you can’t fake true compatibility with someone if long-term love is what you’re after.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to women out there about romance, what would it be?
I feel like when we’re in chase mode, we sometimes tend to forget who we are, we try to please too much, we alter ourselves a bit… But is this person worth chasing? Are they chasing back? If somebody is into you, you should know it. And if they’re not into you for yourself, but a version of you that YOU think they’ll like, then ask yourself how long you’ll be able to keep playing that part.