French songstress, Laetitia Sadier, makes music that seems to be intrinsically anti-commercial. Here second solo album, Silencio, confronted politics and power, asking whether we are really better off under constant surveillance, and whether our leaders truly have our best interests in mind. Art-house philosophising of this kind is frequently shirked, but that doesn’t stop it being important – and it helps that Sadier delivers her oral treatise with melodic aplomb.
‘Dry Fruit’, a newly released single from the former Stereolab singer, co-written by David Thayer (Little Tornados), is a short, dreamy maritime tune, reflecting on the passage of time. It’s very much my speed, right now.
Dry Fruit is out now, on Drag City.
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