LISTEN: Peter Peter —“Tergiverse” ft. Coeur de Pirate
Photo: SPG Le Pigeon


Canadian indie-folk-pop musician, Peter Peter started his creative career writing poetry. And through his use of mounting metaphors, acute alliteration, and vivid imagination, Peter Peter has made beautifully melodic songs, sung in French.

In describing his creative process, Peter Peter said to Meets Obsession magazine, “I’m a very chaotic songwriter. It usually starts with a guitar riff and some vocalizing improvisations. After a few days the first words pop out. Lyricism is for me, is the hardest part to achieve. It’s beyond instinct. Words reveal who you are more than everything.”

Peter Peter’s songs, although sung in French, contain a universal sense of emotional charm. He sings of love, heartbreak, and the many trials of life and existence through allegorical lyrics and with an upbeat, tuneful vigor.

Inspired by diverse musical icons including Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Postal Service, Peter Peter has recently collaborated with the ethereal, Béatrice Martin of fellow Canadian pop group Coeur de Pirate on his track “Tergiverse” from his debut self-titled album that was released in March 2011 on Audiogram.

“Tergiverse” melds Peter Peter’s expressive voice and Martin’s romantically whimsical words, and is soulful and captivating. Peter Peter’s passion for music and life resonates from beginning to end.

Music has always had a special place in his heart and soul. He declared profoundly, “I really do have trust in beauty. It dragged me out of the depths on many occasions.”