Musician, director, artist and producer, Yoann Lemoine, better known by his moniker Woodkid, has been on the scene for a while. You probably know him for his Grammy Award success directing impressive, entrancing music videos for the likes of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. An old friend of Clash, the French artist covered the magazine back in 2013 with the release of his breakthrough debut album, ‘The Golden Age.’ An achingly beautiful journey through adolescence through soft, rich vocals and staggering, orchestral backings, The Golden Age set the tone for a career of deeply personal, resonating music.
His new album, ’S16’, is out today. The title refers to the atomic number for sulphur, and the volatile, fragile nature of the element, and us as humans. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, ‘S16’ is a deeply personal, emotional album that explores the melancholia of heartbreak and deals with mental health, typically considered taboo subject matter, through Lemoine’s signature warm, reassuring vocals.
The accompanying album imagery sees Lemoine casting a striking figure in strong shoulders and high waists from the latest Louis Vuitton womenswear collection. A close personal friend and longtime collaborator of Nicolas Ghesquière, Woodkid soundtracked the latest Louis Vuitton womenswear show.
S16 is out today, and Woodkid is set to embark on a worldwide tour in 2021.
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