The music of French psych-pop project Melody’s Echo Chamber usually makes us feel like it’s Friday. So it’s a bit appropriate that Melody Prochet is back today, a Tuesday, the most miserable of days, to lift up our spirits and remind us that everything is going to be alright.
Following that theme is Melody’s Echo Chamber’s new single, “Breathe In, Breathe Out,” which dances along a springtime ritual with the ease and care of a weekend holiday. It sets the tone for Melody’s Echo Chamber’s new LP, Bon Voyage (due June 15), which was crafted with collaborators Swedes Reine Fiske (Dungen) and Fredrik Swahn (The Amazing) and sourced in the woods of Solna.
“Swedish nature helped me to breathe and soothed me in times of anxiety,” Prochet says. “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.”
Sounds like a better place. Watch the Daniel Foothead-directed animated video below, and step into Prochet’s world.