Hailing from the French psychedelic and experimental pop scene that birthed Melody’s Echo Chamber, Moodoïd and cult label La Souterraine, Halo Maud’s memorable first outing BJe suis une île was released via Heavenly Recordings in 2018. Its serpentine, virtuoso dream-pop warmed our cockles and began to impose its creator on the Ouija board of modern pop that is international, adventurous and unifying. Ideally supported by a large, flexible band/group, Maud sang intriguing melodies scribbled in real-world languages, psychedelic escalators piercing thick mists of electricity.
Halo Maud writes songs that touch, that grab hold, that astonish, that excite. And in two languages, introspective French and projectile English, which call and respond, which augment each other, endowing each song with two complementary hearts: one centripetal for soliloquy and solitary reverie, the other centrifugal for skill, friendship and fighting. Two languages as clear as can be, with counted words, with tiny steps, two languages that can tell the tale of a stream, a sisterly celebration, worldly patience, the intoxication of dancing.
Stay tuned for more info and music to come in 2023.