An unusual and arresting song from London-based French singer songwriter Clémentine March is available now: if you’re having a frazzled moment I would suggest a listenas this may provide a moment of calm. With the rhythm of a dreamy waltz and a gentle guitar, Silence is the latest track to be shared from Clémentine’s forthcoming new EP My Empty Town, released digitally March 3, 2023.
About the song, Clementine says: “It was written at a time when I was listening to a lot of Richard Dawson, and his intricate melodies and chord structures. It meditated on a human need for reflection, self-care, and not joining the general chatter when it isn’t necessary.”
The video, co-directed by herself, features a personal and intimate moment as Clementine is the recipient of a massage – she’s even brave enough to be photographed singing through the breath hole on the massage table.
The video was made in January 2023, I co-directed it with director of photography Sabina Claici. I wanted to convey something deeply intimate (my body, a massage, the place where I live) with a sense of estrangement when you’re not participating, just watching.”
‘Silence’ is the third track from the My Empty Town EP to be released as a single as part of Lost Map’s PostMap Club subscription service and available to stream and share now.
Clémentine is touring the UK with Sweet Baboo throughout February and March, and is currently making her third album.