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Singtank stream new track ‘Can You Hear Me’. New album ‘Ceremonies’ out this Autumn‏

June 2, 2014


stream new track ‘Can You Hear Me’ out now on Warner France
new album ‘Ceremonies’ out this Autumn

The siblings de La Baume are, with their second album Ceremonies (due for release in Autumn 2014), cementing a reputation for being pass masters of the unexpected. As with their highly acclaimed 2012 debut In Wonder, Joséphine and Alexandre aka Singtank return with a record that is as accomplished, as it is redolent with Gallic charm and yet is wholly unpredictable.

The first single from the record is Can You Hear Me. It is utterly brilliant, top loaded with the dubbiest of hooks: it skanks with Singtank’s dreamy, ethereal stylings. Channeling the spirit of Lee Scratch Perry, Culture Club and a host of Trojan classics, it is laced with a skein of (purple) hazy melancholia, which taps into the themes of heartbreak and loss that thread through the other songs from the album.

Keeping it in the family Joséphine’s husband, Mark Ronson, provided additional arrangements on the track. Joséphine adds, “It was the song we spent the most time figuring out. After a while we were hitting a wall and felt the need for an external ear. The song was almost there but not quite, when we took it to Mark. He added a few production tricks and simplified the arrangements. It was a puzzle that couldn’t have been completed without Mark, producer Samy Osta and Singtank together.”


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