Alcest Shares Poignant Album Preview With "Flamme Jumelle"

Alcest Shares Poignant Album Preview With "Flamme Jumelle"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The second single offers a personal, powerful account of grief in the wake of significant loss and offers another glimpse from their pending LP, Les Chants De L'Aurore. 

Photo by William Lacalmontie

Earlier this year, French weighty shoegaze specialists Alcest announced the arrival of their long-awaited seventh studio album, Les Chants De L'Aurore. Set to land June 21st via Nuclear Blast Records, the project marked the first full length studio album since 2019's hailed Spiritual Instinct. 

Commencing the campaign for the album, Alcest debuted the first offering from the project with the masterful introduction, "L'Envol". Coupled with an otherworldly video helmed by French artist Yoann Lossel, the single offered an auspicious start to the campaign for an album some five years in the making. 

Now, Alecest has shared a second serving from Les Chants De L'Aurore with an entry the band has revealed to be one of the more personal entries on the album. "Flamme Jumelle" one of the band's more straight-forward submissions, underscoring the versatile songwriting ability and the band's undeniable command of emotion in song. 

Alcest's principle songwriter Neige discussed the track's distinct quality in being both palatable and poignant by design. "Despite its more accessible vibe, this song is actually the most personal song of the album for me. "Flamme Jumelle", which means "Twin Flame", is about the idea of loss in general and the difficulty of coping with the absence of someone you deeply loved. It could be a family member, a friend, or a partner."

Neige added how the track resonates beyond the realm of the physical world. "On a more spiritual level, the title refers to the possibility that certain souls are connected in this life and beyond, and that separation is temporary and just a mortal concept."

In celebration of the album, Alcest will embark on a lengthy live tour later this year that will see the band spend some two months on the road trekking throughout the EU/UK and beyond. A complete list of dates and cities can be found below. 

Les Chants De L'Aurore arrives June 21st via Nuclear Blast Records. Order the album - HERE


21.10. HR Zagreb - Boogaloo 
23.10. GR Athens – Gagarin 205 
24.10. GR Thessaloniki – WE SKG 
25.10. TR Istanbul – IF Performance Hall 
28.10. RO Bucarest – Quantic Club 
02.11. CH Zurich – Meh Suff! 
13.11. DE Cologne – Essigfabrik 
14.11. DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann 
15.11. DE Munich – Backstage Werk 
16.11. DE Milan – Alcatraz 
18.11. SO Ljubljana – Kino Siska 
19.11. AT Vienne – Simm City 
20.11. HU Budapest – Durer Kert 
21.11. CZ Prague – Roxy 
23.11. DE Berlin – Festsaal 
24.11. PL Warsaw – Proxima 
25.11. LT Vilnius – Loftas 
26.11. EE Tallinn – Paavli Kultuurivabrik 
27.11. FI Helsinki – Kultuuraio 
29.11. SE Stockholm – Fryshuset 
30.11. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena 
01.12. DK Copenhagen – Vega 
03.12. DE Hamburg – Gruenspan 
04.12. NL Amsterdam- Paradiso 
05.12. BE Bruxelles – Ancienne Belgique 
06.12. FR Paris – L'Olympia 
07.12. LU Esch-sur-Alzette – Den Atelier 
08.12. DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp 
11.12. UK London – Electric Brixton 
12.12. UK Manchester – Academy 2 
13.12. UK Glasgow – The Garage 
14.12. IR Dublin - Academy 

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