CamilleIn electronic, Pop
“Dalmais is a wildly under-appreciated Parisian pop genius” Pitchfork
Internationally celebrated artist, award winning singer and composer Camille releases OUÏ, her fifth studio album and first for Because Music on June 2nd.
Recorded in La Chartreuse, a 14th century monastery-turned-artist’s residence in Avignon, OUÏ is a cornucopia overflowing with folk, hymns, ballads, pop, lullabies and breathtaking a cappella.
Percussion is the bedrock – “to the treble and harmonics and light in my voice.” “All the voices are telling a story and I am all the voices.”
A playfulness with sounds and language inspired the album’s title and is a running theme throughout. Becoming a mother for the second time also had a bearing – “all this mothering has led me to an approach of fluidity, I am enthusiastic about the cultural renaissance that is coming up, this going back to earth.”
This fluidity in both arrangements and lyrics is particularly evident on lead single Fontaine de Lait – “everything flows in this track “ says Camille “I stretch French words so that they feel fluid.”
Having earned a stellar reputation for her live work Camille will celebrate OUÏ’s release with a tour of her native France heading to the UK in October for a headlining show at The Barbican.