Acclaimed French producer Colleen triumphantly returns with a delicate slice of vocal-led melancholy.
The opening track from her forthcoming album The Weighing of the Heart, ‘Push the Boat onto the Sand’ perfectly sets the scene for Cécile Schott’s daring leap into vocal-led music. Indeed, the first thirty seconds of the song is simply made up of Schott’s unaccompanied vocals, and when accompaniment comes it is in the form of delicate, plucked strings.
Schott is unafraid to lay her sounds out absolutely nakedly, and in a time when production trickery and a few hours with Ableton can cover up pretty much any humanity, it’s refreshing to hear an artist moving entirely in the other direction.
The Weighing of the Heart is due May 13 on Second Language.