Tuesday, February 5

NEW M83 - Couleurs

Wow. This is some of the nicest stuff we've heard from an artist in quite a while.

's new single "Couleurs" is from the forthcoming album Saturdays = Youth, where Gonzalez has chosen to work with dancier production to create that "teenage" energy and turn it into some really beautiful songs.

The influences on this are superb, and the whole Halloween photoshoot thing isn't doing anything to calm us down either.
Here's a bit from his Myspace about the feeling for the new album:
The idea of youth – wasted, gilded or otherwise – has always featured prominently in M83's music. "I loved being a teenager," says Anthony Gonzalez, who is M83. "That's when I discovered music and started to take drugs and party with my friends."

That time of discovery – and of course the era in which Gonzalez was a teenager – greatly impacted the making of "Saturdays = Youth." "On this record I wanted to have the feeling of a teenager mixed with this period of the Eighties," Gonzalez explains.

If the doomy synthetic romance of his earlier work hinted at a fetish for Eighties goth staples such as Sisters of Mercy and The Cure, this album's chiming astro-pop finds Gonzalez taking a stroll on the sunnier side of the decade. Main influences for the album are English bands such as Tears For Fears and Cocteau Twins, as well as classic John Hughes teen movies such as "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles" (The red-haired Molly Ringwald look-alike on the cover is no mistake).

To realize his vision, Gonzalez enlisted the help of producers Ken Thomas and Ewan Pearson. Thomas, known for his work with Sigur Ros, Sugarcubes, Cocteau Twins, Suede and Clinic cut his teeth on outré acts such as Psychic TV and Alien Sex Fiend more than 20 years ago. Berlin-based British dance producer Ewan Pearson, who has worked with Tracey Thorn, The Rapture, and Ladytron, came on board to give this album its smooth, modern edge.
If there was ever music worth buying, its music like this -- make sure to buy your copy of the new single featuring remixes from the likes of Jori Hulkonen on the 25th!! Enjoy:

M83 - Couleurs (ZSHARE)


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