Clémentine March releases ‘Le Continent’ on Lost Map’s Postmap postcard single series.
It’s the title track from her new album, due out in January 2020. Guillaume Magne and Pierre Caron form with March the core trio at the centre of the record, with additional contributions coming from Phil MFU (Vanishing Twin), Dimitrios Ntontis (Blue House) and Amélie Rousseaux (Sofia Bolt).
The single, written in 2017, features an organ part from MFU, while bandmate Cathy Lucas contributes a remix of ‘Le Continent’ exclusive to the postcard release.
The London-based French singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is the latest addition to the roster of the Eigg-based label run by Johnny ‘Pictish Trail’ Lynch, and describes the new release as “a personal account of a traveller who is trying to find her way everywhere in the world… melted with that strange spirit of the times we’re living.”
Also featured exclusively on the postcard is a cover of ‘Rêve Rêve Rêve’, a 1943 Tin Pan Alley standard by Johnny Mercer, re-written with personalised French lyrics.
March’s debut EP ‘Les Etoiles à ma Porte’ (The Stars at My Doorstep) was released via Belgian label Freaksville Records in 2017, while she toured in Europe with Big Thief.
A multi-instrumentalist, particularly on bass, she has also worked with Snapped Ankles, Rozi Plain, Alabaster dePlume, Dana Gavanski, Bamboo, Yama Warashi, Blue House, Bas Jan and Haha Sounds Collective.
The forthcoming 16-track album has been produced by Syd Kemp (Thurston Moore, Ulrika Spacek, Vanishing Twin), recorded in six days at a studio in Hackney in London, all in live conditions, with sparse overdubs.
March plays Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles mini-festival in Edinburgh on Saturday December 21st. More at lostmap.com.