Louise Lemón explores
Liberation and Freedom with New Single ‘Egyptian Darkness’
Fans of PJ Harvey, Sunn O))), Lana Del Rey
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‘Egyptian Darkness’ is the new single from the Scandi female artist with vision called Louise Lemón. Although the music itself doesn’t resemble anything Egyptian at all, there is an message to the name. It does however sound dark, mysterious and mystical.
In the style of Lana Del Rey, The Kills and PJ Harvey’s open and airy noir- sound, the production takes the listener on a psychedelic journey throughout. The drumbeat is slow yet assertive, the scuzzy guitars remain ethereal yet powerful, and Louise’s vocals slide across the song with a presence which simply cannot be ignored.
Produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Thurston Moore), ‘Egyptian Darkness’ sounds moody, compelling and resembles Randalls’s previous work. Whilst Sunn O))) is clearly a huge influence in the production, the songwriting also draws elements from the Seattle drone mavericks.
The songs title refers to a parable of The Exodus in the bible, where Egypt was laid pitch black for three days so that Moses could escape with his life. More importantly, or for those non-religious types, the underlying meaning is of Liberation.
Louise explains further:
“Egyptian Darkness is a song about keeping on walking on your own path, even if you’ve been completely blinded. Not bending over backwards or doubting yourself and understanding that there is a great meaning and a huge power in doing so. I wanted the sound to really relate to this massive force. The song and especially the outro was created in the rehearsal space and the musicians playing on the track had a big part in creating the sound.”
‘Egyptian Darkness’ is just taste of what’s to come on Louise Lemón’s upcoming EP and will be available on all the usual places Friday 27th January 2017.
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