2018 album also available in CD.
French musician Melody Prochet aka Melody’s Echo Chamber is releasing her long awaited sophomore album ‘Bon Voyage’. More than five years after Melody Prochet’s debut and it’s certainly been worth the wait. ‘Bon Voyage’ is a mind-blowing mini-opus full to the gunwales with surprises. It’s a capricious trip that builds majestically upon what Pitchfork in 2012 called “enchanting, psychedelic-tinged pop with just the right amount of thematic darkness.”
Made up of seven expansive new tracks, it marries Melody’s breathless soprano to the wildest sonic excursions, always pinned to an emphatic, clattering groove.
The new material finds Prochet delivering “her fables of spiritual search and emotional healing in multiple tongues (French, English and Swedish). The wintry woods of Solna, Sweden, where she worked on the LP had an impact on the record, as she notes in a statement: “Swedish nature helped me to breathe and soothed me in times of anxiety. I had a majestic forest with a lake three minutes’ walk from my home. Recording sessions were a break in our lives, an escape from our frustrations as young adults, parents, musicians and embittered life jugglers. What transpired was a kind of modern fairytale full of duality: beautiful and disenchanted, happy and painful, internal and external, childish and mature, but also violent and measured. We had no structure and no limits and we stepped out of our comfort zones.”
The album is co-written and produced by The Amazing’s Fredrik Swahn and Dungen’s Reine Fiske, with other guests including Dungen’s Gustav Esjtes and Johan Holmegaard.