Cigarettes? Not so great. But poutine? Now that’s something I’ll ride for until cheese curds and gravy clog the blood flow to my heart.
Those two indulgences are staples of Montreal, according to Wasiu. He made a song revolving around the senses that come from cigarette smoke and french fries topped with cheese and gravy.
“Years ago I was on my way back from Toronto and as soon as I came off the bus I tweeted my first thoughts which were ‘It smells like cigarettes and poutine, home sweet home.’ Anyone who lives here has come home smelling like they bathed in a pool of sin made of cigarettes, weed, booze, Poutine, cheap perfume, cheaper food and a whole lotta bad decisions,” Wasiu told Highsnobiety. “This song is about a regular Saturday night on Saint Laurent that my mother smelled on my clothes.”
Listen to “Cigarettes & Poutine,” produced by Planet Giza, below.