Halo Maud has announced details of her debut album ‘Je Suis Une île’ and shares a new track ‘Tu Sais Comme Je Suis.’
The record will be released on Friday 25th May and features the singles ‘Baptism’ and ‘Du Pouvoir/Power.’
A little about the record…
The music has a delicate balance between English and French. Maud Nadal grew up in rural Auvergne, in central France, and lives in Paris, but for years she wrote in English. “It took me a while to find my voice, to find my language even. I always listened to English music so when I started writing songs they were in English, too, and French came later. It’s difficult – everything sounds good in English, French is much harder.”
That push-and-pull between the languages, where a song often contains both English and French, is an example of the stories lurking beneath the songs – “When I sing in English, the words float away from me straight away,” she explains. “When I sing in French, I feel something different, something more immediate, and I think the audience do too.”
These songs are ethereal, they seem to float above: “Sometimes I feel that the way time passes is about how you look at it. It’s about patience and perspective. I like to play with time, in the music, speed it up, slow it down, play it backwards. Sometimes things make sense when you put them in reverse.” She’s talking about her life (of course) as well as her album: “The first song and the last song are a pair, about the traces and sensations left at the end of a relationship.”
This month Halo Maud will headline The Waiting Room, London & she is supporting Baxter Dury on his UK & French tour dates.
We’re delighted that she is also playing the matinee show for our Heavenly weekend in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 24th February.
Find out more about Halo Maud here + full tour dates & tickets ↓