Patrice Michaud earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Kamikaze”
Singer-songwriter Patrice Michaud has earned a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for his song “Kamikaze”, which reached the peak position on the BDS chart on Jan. 17, 2017, and has held on to the position for two months straight as of press time, March 17.
SOCAN does its best to always present the awards in person – sometimes on TV, other times onstage, but always with the goal of maximizing the impact of this recognition. Such was the case, on March 16, 2017, when Geneviève Côté, SOCAN’s Chief of Québec Affairs, got up on Club Soda’s stage to give Patrice Michaud his SOCAN No. 1 Song Award during the Montréal première of his new live show. This actually generated media coverage, notably in the Journal de Montréal, on Radio-Canada, as well as the TVA website.
“Kamikaze” was written by Patrice Michaud and famed Québec author Réjean Durcharme, listed as a co-writer since the line, “L’amour, ce n’est pas quelque chose… c’est quelque part” (“Love is not something, it’s somewhere”) was taken from Ducharme’s novel Le Nez qui voque – with the author’s permission.
SOCAN congratulates Michaud for his excellent song which, obviously, seems to have struck a chord with his audience, too.