I had to take a break – Luce Dufault

“I had to take a break” – Luce Dufault

At the end of the 1990s, the then up-and-coming Luce Dufault had to stop touring to support herself.

“After a show one evening I went into the room and said to my friend: 'You cancel everything, I'm quitting,'” confided the singer Jean-Philippe Dion on Sunday evening at La vérité nature, where she was with Dominic Paquet and Marthe Laverdière invited.

“I had to take a break and get treatment,” she continued.

At this time, Luce Dufault was successively touring Starmania (1993), making an album, giving birth to her daughter and touring her first solo show.

“If I didn’t rest, I wouldn’t be worth much at this course,” she admitted.

The Soirs de Scotch singer also confessed that she never really felt the desire to be known at any cost.

“It's sure that if I had used my platform in France with Starmania instead of trying to get pregnant, we could have concentrated our energies, stayed there and made an album there, but I had nothing to polish. I have no thirst to be recognized anywhere.”

Crippling shyness

Before Luce Dufault was discovered by Luc Plamondon to take part in The Legend of Jimmy, she took part in several singing competitions, including one that allowed her to record an album. But too embarrassed and “unwilling to defend a personal project,” the singer waited six years before releasing it.

“I really felt like a fraud. “I wasn’t ready to be a soloist,” she confessed.

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