?ric Lapointe is one of Qu?bec's most popular Francophone rock lead singers. His signature sound is characterized by very strong emotional lyrics, a rich deep gravelly voice and the virtuostic guitar work by St?phane Dufour. This sound made him greatly stand out in contrast to the folksy, traditional sensibilities of his counterparts in 1994. In fact, local radio stations initially refused to play his songs.
His music videos helped build momentum in his career and he is now very well respected, having performed with most notable singers in Qu?bec.