Aura, the much anticipated new album from Hatis Noit, will see the light of day on June 24th through Erased Tapes. As with her previous record, Illogical Dance, on the upcoming Aura she used only her vocals to create all the songs, except for ‘Inori’, which features a field recording she took of the ocean one kilometre away from Fukushima’s nuclear power plant.
The London based Japanese vocal performer has shared the mesmerizing and poignant new single ‘Angelus Novus’, which means ‘New Angel’ in Latin. The track takes its name from a monoprint by Swiss-German artist Paul Klee, which can be found in Angel of History, an essay from literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin. “When I wrote this song, I remembered this image of an angel flying against the rough winds of history, which resonated very strongly with me in regards to both personal and social struggles”, Hatis explains. “The song has a very intimate, introverted outro as I wanted it to end with a place of healing.”
The track is offered with an accompanying A.I.-generated video directed by Yuma Kishi. Watch it below.