As long as there is a song…
I cherished the tought of being back on stage. However life decided otherwise.
On September 18, 2013, my amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosis hit me like a tsunami.
I was hit directly at the core. The feelings I had of sorrow, anger, fear, and worry, but also the will to fight and to love more than ever; all interwoven together. Most of all I realized the importance to love.
Death is everyone’s fate. No one truly knows when it will knock at their door. In my case, death tries to daunt me and shows up shamelessly. I stare at it right through its eyes. Surrendering is not an option – I must fight. Death won’t abort my projects. They keep me alive.
Despite how violent this hardship can be, I am committed to supporting the ALS Society of Quebec’s mission. The needs are so great and the disease is so horrible. I am pleased to launch a double album and donate part of the proceeds.
I am launching a new opus with 10 new songs, Tant qu’il y aura une chanson, combined with an album created 40 years ago, Cousineau 1973. I have also added three great hits: Vivre en amour, Angela mon amour and Comme tout le monde.
Fortunately, all of the songs were recorded while I was still able to sing and play the guitar. Today, I would not be able to do the same. This album feels like I am defying ALS, which has been part of my daily life for the past two years.
Over four decades separates these two albums, yet the same fire lives within me. My passion for songwriting and singing is the same. As for the future, we’ll see.
As long as there is a song… life will keep its purpose.
Luc Cousineau – Free Artist
For more information on Luc, please visit: www.luccousineau.com