Eilera's fifth studio album waves a middle-finger to fake culture!
Eilera released her fifth studio album Waves on March 6th via Inverse Records.
Eilera comments: “When you are a song-writer, you are faced with a choice: make the same album again and again your whole musical life, or make albums that reflect the time, place and person you are at every new stage of your life. The first option is the safest. But I have never been the safe kind..”
“I believe that my job is to push walls away, even if I know that some of my followers might not understand my new albums at first, when they come out. I have to pursue my mission.. Prior to the beginning of my work on Waves, I had gotten healed from a burn-out by a road trip along the Ocean coast. Its waves were the ones I had to make an album of. They decided for the organic quality of the album. I just obeyed the muse. Only, I did it my way.”
“When I look back to the first days I was working on Waves, I remember thinking this album would be a kind of Kurt Cobain album, both pure and dirty-sounding. But of course, this was not realistic. I had to incorporate this acoustic seed into Eilera’s sound tradition, make it mine, which was a long working-process. I also wanted to give space to the musicians who recorded on the album for expressing themselves.. The sure thing regarding Waves’ sound that developed with time, was that I wanted it to have one foot in the depths of nature and humanity, like folk music, and the other foot in modern times music production.”
“To me, Waves was a necessary passage, a return to something very pure and honest after too much dehumanising city time. I think that this album is a middle-finger to the culture of Fake and Format that has been developing. That culture is working hard and 24/7 at depriving us from our humanity, from our singularity, for the financial benefit of a few. I believe it is the mission of people like me to offer alternatives. Sometimes I do it with metallic sounds; with Waves I do it with organic sound, bright light, depth, beauty, love and freedom. This is what the Ocean muse has offered me and I hope that people who have been following me this far will understand… I have been told all my life that I shouldn’t be this, shouldn’t be that; as a native French, as a woman, as a metalhead.. But I do it anyway. The day I start believing I can’t will be the day my freedom has died. It will be the day I die.” - Eilera
Listen to the album...........
The album is recorded by Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen (Nightwish), MIXED by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Children of Bodom..), Mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Avantasia…) in Finnvox Studios, Finland. Produced by Eilera with Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen.
Eilera has a metal music background. She has been among the French pioneer composers to bring elements of Pop music, electronic and Celtic folk music inside the Heavy-Rock genre.
Album cover art by Emilie Potin Suau & David Letelier
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