Circuit des Yeux is and has been one of our favourite artists for a long time. Haley Fohr, the immeasurably talented and adventurous vocalist, composer, and producer behind the project, dazzles us time and again with every release she puts out and we’re over the moon to know that October will see the release of her sixth full-length album entitled -io. Slated for a October 22nd release through Matador Records, -io was mostly written, arranged, and produced by her and according to the label it’s her “most ornate and elaborate work to date – a set of compositions that nest Fohr’s otherworldly four-octave voice amid a 24-piece string, brass, and wind ensemble.”
Recording during the pandemic, in the aftermath of personal loss, -io charts a geography of grief, which Fohr describes as a place where “everything is ending all the time.”
Coinciding with the album news, Circuit des Yeux has shared ‘Dogma’, serving as the first outstanding taste from the upcoming album. She remarks:
“Where there is faith there is violence. The story of civilization is complicated and layered with dogmas. At each individual’s incentive lies both a beacon and an instinct. The fool follows the outer while the idiot chases her interior. Society is a necessary subversion of the self. It is through time that our quiet alarms grow with great intensity until emancipation through implosion or explosion become imminent.”
‘Dogma’ comes with an accompanying video, directed by Fohr with Rudy Rubio, and you can watch it below.