Prepare yourself for a new album from French multi-instrumentalist and composer Colleen. A flame my love, a frequency follows her 2015 album Captain of None, which was one of our 15 Picks of the Year. Slated for an Autumn release, the upcoming album saw Colleen steering away from previous acoustic recordings to embrace new sonic territories in the realm of electronics and trading her usual viola da gama for a Critter and Guitari Synth.
With the relation between life and death as a core theme, A flame my love, a frequency is described as a record “that finds optimism in the face of tribulation, a meditation on humanity’s ability to prevail.”
The album will see the light of day on October 20th through Thrill Jockey but we can already hear the first enticing single ‘Separating’. The song, as the press release says, ” is an emotional response to being overwhelmed by the inevitability of death”. We’ve been playing it on a loop and can’t wait for October to come.