Bon Voyage, the expansive new album from Melody’s Echo Chamber (aka Melody Prochet) lands on our shores this Friday, June 15th. Having previously shared the videos for ” Breathe In, Breathe Out” and ” Desert Horse”, today, Melody is ecstatic to share the third clip from the album. Directed by Daniel Foothead, ” Cross My Heart” continues the story of the “Breathe In, Breathe Out” and “Desert Horse” animated tales.
NPR Music premiered the video, calling the song “… one of the most ambitious tracks from Bon Voyage, a delicatessen of string-swept psychedelic funk layered like one of David Axelrod’s most decadent compositions. ” They continue “Bon Voyage is a welcome return to her wildly imaginative psychedelic sphere swirled in rhythmic shuffles, wailing synths and recklessly buoyant guitar riffs. It’s like a bell-bottomed glam rocker woke up in a retro-futuristic society overrun by elves and forest creatures.”
Bon Voyage is a collaborative record between Prochet and Dungen ‘s Reine Fiske and The Amazing ‘s Fredrik Swahn with Melody sculpting and producing the sessions as well as encouraging the players around her to experiment, often with instruments that might be less familiar to them. It also features special guests Gustav Esjtes and Johan Holmegaard (both from Dungen) and Nicholas Allbrook ( Pond ).
Watch “Cross My Heart” video – BELOW:
Bon Voyage marries Melody’s breathless soprano to the wildest sonic excursions as she delivers her fables of spiritual search and emotional healing in multiple tongues (French, English and Swedish). The album arrives more than five years after Melody’s Echo Chamber’s debut, and it is the soundtrack to a trip back from the brink, the sound of spiritual renewal, and a pilgrimage to the sonic outer limits.
1.) Cross My Heart
2.) Breathe In, Breathe Out
3.) Desert Horse
4.) Var Har Du Vart
5.) Quand Les Larmes D’un Ange Font Danser La Neige
6.) Visions Of Someone Special, On A Wall Of Reflections