Christine and the Queens has shared new single ‘A Day In The Water’.
These are heady times for the French-born auteur. After last year’s Redcar album and attendant live experiences Chris returns to London, helming the always-wonderful Meltdown festival. Displaying his curatorial nous, he’ll be joined by friends, heroes, and beyond, before a headline performance that will utilise material from his – drum roll, please – new album.
Said LP is titled ‘PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE’ and it lands on June 9th. Another fine preview has just gone live, with ‘A Day In The Water’ seeming to tap into broader themes across the record as a whole.
Taking a certain amount of inspiration from Tony Kushner’s play, Angels in America, ‘A Day In The Water’ is an extraordinary piece of pop-oriented songwriting, packed with poise and drama. A song about feeling submerged but then recognising the light, it moves between darkness and salvation.
“The song is about that feeling of being deep in the water when you feel the world cannot touch you anymore. It’s behind the glass of your own melancholia but in that deep dive of vulnerability hopefully the light arrives. The light of honesty.”
Tune in now.
Chris is the cover star of Clash 124, our brand new issue – pick up your copy through our online store.
Photo Credit: Jasa Muller