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The Silent / Press

“...Winners [of Covenant Awards] included New Brunswick's own The Silent who were voted New Artist of the Year...”

“Opener “Aloud” sets the bar high immediately, Jolicoeur’s vocals soaring over throbbing electric guitars, calling us to deliver our message boldly to those with an ear. “Father Forgive” is a weighty standout track, thick with Delirious-like grandeur, moving into a glorious jam that feels like a prayer. Some tracks embody a sense of stealth (the Coldplay-esque “If We”), others lumber and thunder across the stage (“Warm”). I can’t say that I completely comprehend the message of the inventive “God & His Imposters,” but I found its layered, melodic movement irresistible....”

"I'd like [audiences] to walk away with a sense that the things that we see and the things that we hear are fantastic, but there's also a whole background of things that we don't see and things that we don't hear that are full of hope and full of meaning," says Jolicoeur...

““A wise man once said ‘A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country.’ We may not be prophets, but the principle holds true. This is one of several reasons why the timing seemed good to relocate. Plus Nashville is such a central area to tour out of, with a lot of highly populated areas within a short driving distance.” ...”

“After playing in what he describes as some "horrible teenage bands" Jolicoeur joined Prescott ... as a bassist for the band and eventually moved into the spot of lead singer ... The band went home with the New Artist of the Year award at the 2006 Covenant Awards. "It was the most nervous I've been since I was 13," Jolicoeur said mentioning that though the band was up for four different awards that evening including Rock Song of the Year, Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year and Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year, the New Artist was the one he thought they had the best chance of winning. "I was trying to convince myself that it didn't matter if we won," Jolicoeur says, "and that it wouldn't happen."...”