Montréal francophone Béatrice Martin, better known by her stage name Cœur de Pirate, made her second appearance in Portland and the Doug Fir Lounge, but this time to a packed house on Tuesday, September 22. Alongside her band, her emotionally charged performance dazzled the audience as she played a great mix of old songs and new ones from her latest release Roses, which debuted just last month.
Charming and humorous, she engaged her fans creating an intimate atmosphere as she made jokes and gave introductions to some of her songs. One of many highlights was when she performed "The Way Back Home," a song she wrote to her daughter about their long periods of separation when Martin is on tour—listen to the track below.
The first time she performed at the Doug Fir in 2012, she was (most likely) in the third trimester of her pregnancy with her daughter. Between her debut show and her performance on Tuesday night, it was a night and day difference in her energy levels as she flailed her arms and danced along to high-energy songs like "Golden Baby" and "Carry On" (watch the music video below). The crowd was ecstatic, singing along as Martin’s heartfelt vocals soared through the small venue. Martin herself was undoubtedly overwhelmed by Portland’s love for her, and since it just so happened to be her birthday, the crowd even sang "Happy Birthday."