From Montreal to Nashville, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and country recording artist Justine Blanchet confesses her woes in a beautiful new single, "Hard To Love."
Justine Blanchet first traveled down to Nashville at 14, returning within two years to play an open mic session at the legendary Bluebird Cafe. Now splitting her time between Montreal and Nashville, Blanchet uses her music to tell down-to-earth, relatable, and inspirational stories that have racked her thousands of streams and ample radio airplay.
Bringing her own brand of sophistication, fearlessness, and culture to the country music scene, Justine Blanchet delivers all that and more in her recent single, "Hard To Love." The song's accompanying music video takes listeners deeper into relatable and confusing situationships, wishing that someone special would put in the same effort that you are.
"Hard To Love" is the first single from Justine Blanchet's debut EP and was produced by Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive, Tebey, Tyler Joe Miller, Matt Lang). The song opens with gentle and soft country instrumentals that glitter and gleam through the speakers while Justine Blanchet's lush vocals float in the foreground with honest lyrics that discuss someone else's confusing ways.
Reaching the vibrant hook, Justine Blanchet lays it all on the line and yearns for someone to quit being so "Hard To Love." It's a deeply relatable single that reminds listeners of their worth and to not wait around for emotionally unavailable people who are hot one minute and cold the next. Justine Blanchet does an incredible job of portraying those situations with her sincere lyrics and chilling country/rock instrumentals.
Loving someone isn't always breezy. Experience Justine Blanchet's perspective in her genuine new single, "Hard To Love," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Justine Blanchet. We love the relatable nature of your sincere new single, "Hard To Love." When did you start feeling inspired to create this song? What led you to do so?
Thank you! Kelly Archer, Courtney Cole, and Derrick Southerland wrote this song! It was pitched to me by someone in Nashville. The whole playlist was about 8 or 10 songs, and “Hard to Love” was among the three songs that caught my attention. I was drawn to this song because the story was extremely similar to a situation that had happened in my personal life a few years ago.
What was your vision for the "Hard To Love" music video? Did you have anyone help execute your ideas and put them into action?
My vision was to use the photoshoot I did prior to filming for inspiration, which was very vintage country glamour. With that look in mind, I needed an actor to really portray the distance and miscommunication happening between the two of us. My whole goal was to get people to see the cognitive dissonance happening in that relationship. Tanner Roman, who shot the video, played a huge part in making this video come to life. Any ideas I had, I would bounce off of him and my family, of course.
What was your experience working alongside producer Danick Dupelle for "Hard To Love?" What was that collaboration like?
Working with Danick was a lot of fun! We come from the same province, so we share a cultural background, and his experience and qualifications definitely helped me step up my game in the country music scene.
What do you hope listeners get out of your new single, “Hard To Love”? What do you want them to experience?
I hope that listeners experience the feeling of being understood. They are not alone, and it’s okay to find yourself in a relationship that isn’t working. It’s not your fault. It’s better to find out sooner than later and to recognize your own worth. Maybe not now, but someday someone will recognize and appreciate your worth as well.
What’s next for you?
I am planning the release of an EP for the spring of 2023! I am set to go back to Nashville soon and wrap up the last few details and finish putting this EP together.