Clémentine March is part of London's bustling French community, a generation of young people who have made the short journey through the Channel Tunnel to explore the UK capital.
The last few years, though, have been fraught. The Brexit vote has unleashed political and personal uncertainty, and this low-level anxiety permeates her work.
Drawn into the orbit of Lost Map Records, Clémentine March takes charge of the latest missive in their postcard singles club.
Lead song 'Le Continent' offers up askew indie rock thrills, with its bubbling, synth-flecked arrangement sitting at a perpendicular to the mundanity of the everyday.
Imaginative and kinda catchy, it's French lyricism conjures up the "strange spirit" we're all caught up in as the election campaign gets under way.
Clémentine describes the single as “a personal account of a traveller who is trying to find her way everywhere in the world... melted with that strange spirit of the times we’re living. I wrote this song in 2017, and it was – still is! – hard to avoid to overload of media anxiety about Brexit.”
We've grabbed the video, and it's subtle hues are the perfect foil for Clémentine's exploratory lyricism - tune in now.
News just in! Clémentine March will release a full album - also called 'Le Continent' - in January, and you can pre-order it HERE.
Catch Clémentine March at the following shows:
15 London Lost Map Showcase, The Lexington
21 Edinburgh Bellfield, Portobello - Kid Canaveral's Christmas Baubles
Photo Credit: Jack Barraclough
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