Following on from last year’s critically praised debut album ‘Purge’, Louise Lemón returns with her ambitious new single ‘Cross’ taken from her highly anticipated new album, due for release in March 2019.
The Swedish ‘Death gospel’ artist has delivered a truly awe-inspiring release that sees her channel the confident and sultry vibes of the early Fleetwood Mac-era, producing a tighter and more focused sound in the process.
Since the release of ‘Purge’ last year, Louise has been focusing her attention on more elementary deep sounds and even more profound lyrics. ‘Cross’ sits as the example of what we can expect from this new record, confident and captivating throughout with her immensely strong vocals in the foreground.
Experimenting with instrumentation and production since her last full-length, Lemón is a rejuvenated presence on these new songs. Shaking off the expectations of her past, she is looking to tread a new path with her latest material, taking cues from the 60s and 70s psych-rock and soul era to influence her new direction. The sound is crisper, cleaner but unmistakably her.
“’Cross’ is one of the last songs I wrote for this album and this song, as well as the whole album, is about acceptance and growing” Louise says. “To dare to really listen to the most inner thoughts. Not judging instead trying to learn and rather than running from something owning it. Looking back to rise forward.”
Produced and mixed alongside regular collaborator Randall Dunn (Sunn O)))))/Myrkur/Chelsea Wolfe) in Copenhagen and New York, the record was exclusively recorded using vintage microphones and amplifiers in order to create the most organic sound. With each track recorded live in the studio, the album has a very cohesive direction that allowed Lemón to give her best performance throughout. It truly resonates with authenticity.
Speaking about the new album, Louise added, “I wanted to make it this album both darker and brighter. We’ve used far cleaner sounds than ever before, concentrating on creating darkness in new ways. The songwriting has been very focused. I’ve evolved as a woman and with my writing I’ve explored new feelings, going further and deeper in to the ways I’ve felt and the situations life’s brought me to. It was such a blessing to be able to work with my band so closely, they are very much a part of the soundscape and we couldn’t be happier to have had Randall Dunn produce it.”
Louise Lemón will release her new single ‘Cross’ on 28th September 2018 via Icons Creating Evil Art, with the new album set to arrive in March 2019.