Spirit is the second album by Danish-French Emile, otherwise known from the acid rock band The Sonic Dawn. On this new solo effort, Emile unfolds a new and exciting side of his songwriting.
Each song ebbs and flows effortlessly with a great sense of purpose, always centered around Emile’s voice and masterful, mainly acoustic guitar playing. He is backed by a small ensemble of selected musicians and blackbirds singing the sun down.
The lyrics reflect an unpretentious cosmic consciousness, simply marveling at existence as it is. Spirit is about connection with our surroundings, with nature and the universe. There is beauty in transformation too, Emile reminds us.
Spirit is a different album from a different singer-songwriter. It is both surrealistic and easy to understand, accomplished and untamed, light and heavy — like the passing of time.
Of our track premiere, ‘Nocturnal’, Emile writes:
“Envision yourself in the exact place where you belong. ‘Nocturnal’ is a song about the time that you steal for yourself. It’s about friendship, and about fully submerging yourself into experiences. Driven by groovy acoustic guitar and organ and laced with psychedelic guitar. ‘Nocturnal’ is introspective and laid back, but at the same time a fully immersive trip. So close your eyes and look around.”
Spirit is released on LP, CD and digital worldwide via Heavy Psych Sounds Records on September 29 2023. Pre-order now on Bandcamp.