Clémentine March releases a new album, ‘Songs of Resilience’ via Lost Map.
The second album by the London-based singer-songwriter is available on limited-edition CDR as well as digitally.
Containing previous singles ‘Into the Distance’ and ‘Éternité’, the album’s 13 tracks were recorded over two days in November last year.
The follow-up to the 2020 debut album ‘Le Continent’, produced by Toby Burroughs from the band Pozi at his west-London studio Rumbaba, sharply contrasts with its predecessor, largely stripped back to voice and acoustic guitar and sung almost entirely in English.
The French singer-songwriter has previously recorded her releases in four languages – English, Portuguese, Spanish, and of course French, her debut EP ‘Les Etoiles à ma Porte’ (The Stars at My Doorstep) being released via Belgian label Freaksville Records in 2017.
Since them she has toured extensively in Europe including as solo support for American indie-rock band Big Thief, but is also an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, particularly on bass, for artists including Snapped Ankles, Rozi Plain, Alabaster dePlume, Dana Gavanski, Bamboo, Yama Warashi, Blue House, Bas Jan and Haha Sounds Collective.
“The year 2020 was very unpredictable,” March explains, “and whilst I was working with my band to make songs for the second album, the new lockdown came in November.
“In order to stay sane and creative, I decided that the second album would be the third album, and I so wrote a set of 11 entirely new songs, to be recorded alone with my acoustic guitar. The songs are now mostly in English, and they reflect as much the atonement and losing friends and my grandparents, but also falling in love, seeing the seasons passing, living in the absolute present, because there is no choice.
“I consider this work as much as a parenthesis as a new step in my compositions. And now I can work again on the third album with the gang.”