ELEPHANT STONE – ”  Le voyage de M. Lonely dans la lune “

Posted: January 13, 2022 in MUSIC

Montreal based psych-pop outfit led by singer-songwriter and sitar star Rishi Dhir. The band were formed in 2008 and have made 6 studio albums so far with “Hollow” as the most recent one,
released in 2020. The New EP:  “Le voyage de M. Lonely dans la lune” will be released: 18th February.

“The EP follows the band’s previous album “Hollow“, and continues the themes of destruction and survival from a personal aspect, as M. Lonely comes to realize life in an imperfect world might not be so bad. Sung entirely in French, a first for the English-speaking band, the EP is dubbed a love letter to the band’s French-speaking fans around the world.

We’re very excited to announce our new EP “Le voyage de M. Lonely dans la lune” released digitally and on limited edition splatter vinyl. Today we’re sharing the first glimpse into the EP with the single + video for “La fusée du chagrin” (“The Rocket of Sorrow”), a trippy, psychedelic experience that follows M. Lonely, the EP’s titular character, on a journey into space. Yep, it’s another concept album… but this time in French!.

The song is about M. Lonely boarding a rocket ship to the moon… so I felt that the music should be high intensity, while also ebbing and flowing with the journey. I am sci-fi obsessed, so, as in the past with ‘Andromeda’, I included a snippet of audio from NASA for the intro and the middle section – maybe you can decipher the morse code?

After a 5-4-3-2-1 countdown this rocket blasts into space with supersonic speed. No looking back, full steam ahead, pushed by a banging drum/bass beat and crazed guitars. Somewhere in the middle, it’s time to reload the batteries and start all over again fuelled by swirling synths et les dernier mots de M. Lonely.

Psychedelia at its mind-dazzling best.

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