"Whatever It Takes" out now.


Half Empty Glass

Directed and edited by Ãnanda Safo.

Dead End

Directed and edited by Ãnanda Safo.

Love is Home

Directed and edited by Ãnanda Safo.

People to Take Care Of

Live session by Voyons VOIR.

'Whatever It Takes' Recording Session

Documentary by Sofian Hamadaïne-Guest


Quentin Sauvé is a singer-songwriter from Laval, France. Sauvé is the bass player of hardcore-punk band Birds In Row. On his debut solo album "Whatever It Takes" he steps out of the shadows to show the world he is an incredible talent in his own right.

With Sauvé's moving vocals paired with an effected guitar, opener "Dead End" gently introduces us to his internal struggles with reclusion. This is where the immersion into his creative juxtaposition begins. Songs "Half Empty Glass", "People To Take Care Of", and "Love Is Home" whimsically explore personal introspection as layers of melody delicately swirl. In "Ghosts", "Selfless", "Bad New Bearers", and "Riddled" (complete with Flugelhorn) the sadness is hidden in plain sight, radiating beneath minimalist performances. Lastly in closer "Disappear" guitars gently shimmer and build as he tells an emotional tale of sibling dynamics. Altogether "Whatever It Takes" is a breathtaking listen that exceeds all expectations. Proving that less can in fact be so much more.

Photo by Florian Renault

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MIX DONE. I’m not ready for the great emptiness between now and when it will be out, but I’m hopeful it will find its way to you somehow. Thanks to...

Jun 12th 2021

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Once again life showed me that I’m in fact not as lonely as I often feel in this project. I cannot thank my studio session family enough... It has been...

May 13th 2021

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Today is my brother’s Birthday and I’m glad we’re still making things together after all these years! Actually starting the recording of my new solo album in a week, together...

Apr 28th 2021

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@leferrailleur is one of the best club in France, two hours drive from where we live (I used to work there as light designer). It has been literally transformed into...

Apr 22nd 2021

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Thanks to my brother @amaurysauve for 3 nice days well spent working on my new songs in his studio. Demos done. Looking forward to the real stuff now!...

Mar 11th 2021

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« Whatever It Takes » was released 2 years ago today! To anyone who grabbed it or just listened to it, thanks a lot for that! I was not ready...

Feb 1st 2021

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Spent four days making music with the never-resting @joris.saidani and it simply felt like breathing. Journey of solo LP2 has begun. . At @radioraviolirecords...

Dec 12th 2020

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NANTES ! Demain 18h30, concert sauvage sur la terrasse du @leferrailleur ! Dernier concert là-bas avant longtemps... J'ai préparé un set pas du tout différent pour que vous puissiez chanter...

Oct 28th 2020

Bien hâte de refaire un concert ! Venez soutenir @leferrailleur à NANTES le 29 octobre / 19h00. J'ai les beaux re-press de "Whatever It Takes" chez @deathwishinc qui dorment au...

Oct 13th 2020

Super content de participer à cette compilation réunissant tant de chouettes groupes, à prix libre (à partir de 1€) du @bordeauxreverbclub (anciennement Métronome Fest), dont tous les bénéfices seront reversés...

Aug 14th 2020

Le sud avec Sabou 💙...

Jul 19th 2020

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Hey there! I'm happy to be part of this online edition of the @rootstockmusicfestival next weekend! Catch my set on July 11th - 9pm EST (July 12 - 3am in...

Jul 6th 2020

As you met my grandmother in the "Dead End" music video, I think you felt how much she meant to me... So I wanted to let you know that yesterday,...

Jul 1st 2020

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Yesterday I said farewell to a place very close to my heart, a little piece of heaven. It's been in my family for like 50 years... I recorded the first...

May 28th 2020

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This month last year I was spending most hours of everyday in a van with @birdsinrow and @listenerfamilyband , watching landscapes from behind the windows, thinking a lot, writing words...

May 15th 2020

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Made a new playlist for @deathwishinc with some songs that inspired the composition of 'Whatever It Takes' and some inspiring me right now! It's on Spotify - link in bio...

May 6th 2020

France / Italy / Switzerland... This tour with @milesoliverpoetry was supposed to start today 😩 Next time hopefully!...

May 1st 2020

In case you missed it, one month ago I released this live session for "Riddled", featuring good friends of mine! Also I uploaded all official videos on my IGTV channel,...

Apr 27th 2020

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One year ago we did a tour in Europe with @flo_chmod and we wanted to play a cover of @thenational together but never took the time to work it out...

Apr 17th 2020

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Join me tomorrow on the @deathwishinc account for the most electric and loud live set ever! I was born ready for this. At 3pm EST (2pm CT, 12pm PT, 8pm...

Apr 15th 2020

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Hope you're not tired of live streams yet! Doing one for @deathwishinc on their IG next Thursday at 3pm EST! I will (try to) do this one in English so...

Apr 13th 2020

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FR (English below) : Super content de participer au @festivaljerestealamaison qui démarre aujourd'hui ! Ptit set encore plus dépouillé que d'habitude en live sur Facebook ! Je communiquerai mon heure...

Apr 1st 2020

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This was shot during summer 2018, I'm glad to finally share it with you! Here is 'Riddled' live in my hometown garden featuring dear friends of mine. A song about...

Mar 30th 2020

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So, stores are closed and all is weird but anyway today is the day my album 'Whatever It Takes' is officially out, AGAIN, on @deathwishinc ! Vinyl and CD versions...

Mar 27th 2020

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Hey I hope everyone is doing fine... I've been asked by @brooklynvegan what music I'm listening to in isolation. I picked a few tracks and commented them. Go check it...

Mar 24th 2020

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In case you missed it last year, here is a short film/documentary about the recording of 'Whatever It Takes' at my brother's studio (@amaurysauve ) made by my friend @hg_sofian...

Mar 18th 2020

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As the re-release of my debut album 'Whatever It Takes' on @deathwishinc is coming soon, I'm sharing this video for 'Dead End' again, featuring my own grandparents ❤️ Surely one of...

Mar 6th 2020

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If you heard about this projet only recently with the re-release of my debut album 'Whatever It Takes' on @deathwishinc , you probably missed this video for 'Love is Home'...

Feb 19th 2020

Nice limited edition 'light blue in clear' or 'grey/clear half & half' LP available for pre-order now at @deathwishinc (link in bio). Artwork by Romain Barbot @saaadrone New tee and long...

Jan 31st 2020

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So happy to share that I'm working with @deathwishinc to RE-release my debut "Whatever It Takes", available now digitally and on LP/CD March 27th. You can watch the new video...

Jan 30th 2020

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Being able to put out this record one year ago and play it in that many places was yet totally unexpected, now being able to give it a 2nd life,...

Jan 28th 2020

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Half Empty Glass official video out tomorrow, along with a pretty big news!...

Jan 27th 2020

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Après 'Dead End' l'année dernière, c'est 'Love is Home' qui est sélectionné pour "Clips d'ici" cette année (dans le cadre du festival @premiersplans / @lechabada ) !!! Les potes sur...

Jan 9th 2020

16 recordings out in ten years and I still see it as an half empty glass ahah :) - The Brutal Deceiver 'Birth of a Decline' EP - As We Draw...

Jan 2nd 2020

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I was able to end this year of touring sharing three shows with @emiliezoemusic in three awesome yet very different venues. Their live performances were very special to me and...

Dec 21st 2019

Accueil bien plus que chaleureux au @tyannatavarn pour les @barsentrans samedi dernier... Un grand merci à vous pour avoir écouté, et même chanté !!! Merci surtout au @6par4 pour avoir...

Dec 9th 2019

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Ce soir je joue avec que des gens que j'aime, faisant partie des gens avec qui j'ai eu les plus dures et les plus magnifiques expériences musicales - expériences tout...

Dec 7th 2019

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Stephanie Marlow stephaniemarlow@gmail.com


Guillaume guillaume@patchrock.com


Quentin Sauvé quentin.sauve@gmail.com