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La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene. The music of La Force is nocturnal electronic pop, featuring Engle's enchanting vocals over dynamic production.

Her presence resounds on Broken Social Scene’s 2017 album, Hug Of Thunder, lending fluid, commanding vocals to the oblique anthem “Stay Happy,” and leaving an indelible mark on the collective’s rousing performances. Stepping up to the role first helmed by the immeasurable talent of Leslie Feist, Engle brings La Force's singularity to the familial energy of Broken Social Scene.

Born out of the culmination of AroarA – her musical project with husband and Broken Social Scene bandmate Andrew Whiteman – La Force is a deep reflection on the magic and dismantlement of motherhood; the never-ending tightrope walk of life, and death; and the re-discovery of self.

First single “You Amaze Me” layers seductive melodies over restrained electronics. A love song to Whiteman, “You Amaze Me” defines the tender but powerful essence of La Force. Shaped with Warren Spicer of Plants & Animals, and featuring members of Suuns, Patrick Watson, and Broken Social Scene, "You Amaze Me" crystallizes the reverent, spiritual tone of Engle's musical being. Borrowing its identity from the tarot card representing Strength, La Force captures the bold creative spirit of an undeniable voice.
Release date
September 7th, 2018 (via Arts & Crafts)
Featuring the single(s)
"You Amaze Me". Stream / Download the album here:
Ribbon Music: Morgan Lebus
"Why We're Excited: Ariel Engle is a recent addition to the Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene, filling a role once held by Leslie Feist. Listen to her work as La Force, and you'll hear one clear reason the band thought of her to fill the bill: She's got that same smoky, haunting vibe, landing somewhere between detachment and almost discomfiting intimacy. To delve into 'Lucky One' is to hang on her every lushly appointed, impeccably controlled word."
- NPR: The Austin 100

La Force joins her Broken Social Scene bandmates to perform "TBT" at House of Strombo

Watch La Force perform "Lucky One" at CBC Music's 'First Play Live'

Watch the official video for "You Amaze Me"

"La Force captures Engle's singular energy, as she mines grief while simultaneously reflecting on all that she has to be grateful for. Within the dense nine tracks, Engle is vulnerable while seeing beyond herself — 'I don't have to know, I feel.' The birth of La Force proves Engle as an artist deeply in tune with her emotional landscape."
- Exclaim! 9/10* Review

2019 European Tour Dates
Feb 22 II Brussels, BE II AB Club
Feb 23 II Luzern, CH II Neubad / Trio Festival
Feb 24 II Basel, CH II Kaserne - Rosstall
Feb 26 II Berlin, DE II Kantine am Berghain
Feb 27 II Copenhagen, DK II Hotel Cecil
Mar 1 II Amsterdam, NL II Paradiso (Upstairs)
Mar 2 II Paris, FR II Point Ephémère
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