Halo Maud will release new album ‘Celebrate’ on March 22nd.
The French songwriter works in her own defiant lane, melding together retro-futurist electronics with doses of extra-dimensional psychedelia. New album ‘Celebrate’ continues her journey, and it will land early next year on Heavenly Recordings.
Recently appearing – twice! – on Chemical Brothers new album, Halo Maud goes it alone on this new LP. Out on March 22nd, ‘Celebrate’ is led by bewitching new single ‘Terres Infinies’, which seems to meld together Stereolab’s inquisitive nature with the melodic directness of Tame Impala, say.
Inspired by a Soviet sci-fi classic – as you do – it builds towards that ultra-catchy chorus, somehow a real ear-worm in spite of its wordless nature.
Halo Maud comments…
A friend suggested that I see the film ‘Stalker’ by Tarkovski. The general ambience haunted me for some time. I began to have a recurring dream of a dried-up and deserted landscape that I had to traverse, without looking back, to find fertile lands. Then I realised this wasn’t too far from the actual state of affairs. I needed to cultivate a sense of humour about it. Simply put, turn this vision upside down.
I imagined a place where we could drink directly from the clouds and read our futures in the trees, which is where this song came from. I produced it, along with a few others on the album, in collaboration with Greg Saunier. Discovering his group – Deerhoof – was one of the biggest musical shocks of my life. Working with him was a dream come true.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Adrien Selbert