French musician and composer Aude Langlois announces the upcoming release of her debut EP alongside the new single and title track ‘Promesses’. Having gained experiences in sound art, experimental band set up and theatre sound design, Aude now presents her musical poetic project, where her voice is the main carrier of her musicality and expression. Her daily life oscillates between English and German but her most intimate language of expression remains French where she can express feelings through the meaning and the sound of the words of her mother tongue. Aude’s first single ‘Promesses’ is a poem combining melancholic and dreamy images. The song is brought to life by director Carlos Vin Lopes, cinematographer Andrés Lizana Prado, and a handful of close friends in the official video that was captured within the picturesque surroundings of Saxony, Germany.
“I wrote the core of this song 10 years ago in Paris,” says Aude on her debut. “The milky light was shining in this beautiful white apartment on the Rue de Bretagne. It felt calm and full of possibilities yet a melancholily of something that didn’t exist tainted this beautiful moment. I felt young and old at the same time. It is a song written on and for the guitar, its resonances and specific harmonies taking place in the body of the wood.
Once in Berlin, I tried to record this song many times in very different settings. Vulnerability was perceived as weakness, melancholy as sadness and versatility as uncertainty. ‘Promesses’ is a song about unspoken feelings, about having an open heart to possibilities, about light being untangled with shadows. I didn’t know by then, but I had to let it sit for a while until it could be born into the world.
When I met Carlos Vin, I didn’t know he would be the storyteller that this song needed. Based on a self-recorded demo, he gave another dimension to “Promesses” by writing a storyboard people could relate to. Gathering a pool of creatives around the song – starting by the art director Valerio – we created a multifaceted world. Our trip to the countryside near Leipzig to shoot this video became the starting point of the creative path we intend to lead together.”
Directed by Carlos Vin Lopes in collaboration with cinematographer Andrés Lizana Prado, the music video of ‘Promesses’ was shot in cinemascope on LOMO vintage style anamorphic lenses originally from Russia, giving a visual expression to the soft melancholy infused in the music and the lyrics. Based on a recorded demo, Carlos Vin Lopes gave another dimension to ‘Promesses’ by writing a storyboard people could relate to. Gathering a pool of creatives around the song – starting with Creative Producer and Art Director Valerio Nicoletti – they created a multi-faceted world. A trip to the countryside of Bad Düben near Leipzig, Germany to shoot this video became the starting point of the creative path they intend to lead together.