It’s been years in the making, but Toronto’s Jazz Cartier has finally come through with his major label debut, Fleurever.
“Putting it together was not easy at all,” Cartier told Exclaim. “There’s a lot of pressure, but it’s pressure I put on myself. I’m a perfectionist, but you can only try to be perfect for so long. I think there’s beauty in seeing the imperfections and the flaws that a human has. ‘Fleurever’ started off as just a cool title, but the process [of recording the album] was a learning experience — a spiritual thing. I became in tune with myself as a person and as a man.”
Locked in at 15 tracks (plus the bonus track, “Tempted“), Fleurever is largely a solo affair with a dual appearance from KTOE (because “this is [his] story” and he didn’t “feel like people would want to hear an album full of f*cking features”) and finds an evolved Cartier more alive and polished than ever before.
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