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A name born from the half-light of a new day, Napoleon Gold is the ‘nom de plume’ of French electronic producer, Antoine Honorez. To date, Napoleon Gold has built up a global audience, toured extensively, supported the likes of London Grammar, Flume, SOHN and collaborated with producer & rapper T-Pain. His 2018 debut EP was met with praise from music critics and fans alike.
This year, Napoleon Gold released his debut album, Sunset Motel, a 13 track mosaic of Pop-R’n’B, fused with sonic textures of the 1980s. The record opens with a delicate track titled “La nuit je ne dors pas (je pense à toi)” and introduces a mish-mash of musical ideas that are later distorted and elaborated on as the record progresses. Each track ebbs and flows between bittersweet toplines, colourful harmonies and steady, but shifting tempos.
The magic of this record is undoubtedly in the intelligent vocal processing, sound design of each synthesizer and sedated rhythms. These three ingredients react and compound to create a cocktail of retro-futurism that should be sipped and enjoyed mindfully.
Luxembourg-based singer-songwriter C’est Karma released her first track in 2020 in support of International Women’s Day, along with the music video for it. “Girls” is the title of the new single and like her previous one, it is an absolute pleasure for the senses.
We’re greeted with a modulating synth followed by her silvery vocals she has always been known for. From here, her signature acoustic guitar picking opens up the rest of the track, leaving plenty of space for the bass synth. It’s all punctuated and brought home by the shuffle in the drum groove.
C’est Karma’s lyrics have a depth and poignancy to them that leaves us with a message to decipher after song ends.