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Melody’s Echo Chamber Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Breathe In, Breathe Out”

Bon Voyage Due Out June 15 via Fat Possum; Features Members of Dungen, The Amazing, and Pond

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Melody's Echo Chamber, the project of French musician Melody Prochet, has officially announced her long-awaited second album, Bon Voyage, and shared a video for its first single, "Breathe In, Breathe Out." Bon Voyage is due out June 15 via Fat Possum. Below is the "Breathe In, Breathe Out" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

Bon Voyage is her first album in six years, following her self-titled debut album from 2012, which was produced by Kevin Parker of Tame Impala. This album features a different crew of psych-rock enthusiasts: Dungen's Reine Fiske and The Amazing's Fredrik Swahn collaborated with Prochet on Bon Voyage, which also features Gustav Esjtes and Johan Holmegaard (both from Dungen) and Nicholas Allbrook of Pond. Dungen and The Amazing are from Sweden, whereas Pond hails from Australia. In a press release Prochet calls the members of Dungen "soulmates and extreme beings, uncompromisingly intense and sensitive."

The album was recorded in the woods of Solna, Sweden. Prochet had this to say about the album in the press release: "Swedish nature helped me to breathe and soothed me in times of anxiety. I had a majestic forest with a lake three minutes' walk from my home. Recording sessions were a break in our lives, an escape from our frustrations as young adults, parents, musicians and embittered life jugglers. What transpired was a kind of modern fairytale full of duality: beautiful and disenchanted, happy and painful, internal and external, childish and mature, but also violent and measured. We had no structure and no limits and we stepped out of our comfort zones."

"Breathe In, Breathe Out" is notable as it features Prochet on drums, an instrument she only learned at age 30. "It's a special one," she explains. "I'm used to recording with masters of drums and accepting my drum playing as not perfect but with the right intention was a big deal to me."

The curiously named Dr D Foothead directed the animated "Breathe In, Breathe Out" video.

Last year Prochet was hospitalized after an undisclosed serious accident. She previously shared album opener "Cross My Heart" last year and you can hear that below as well.

Bon Voyage Tracklist:

1.) Cross My Heart
2.) Breathe In, Breathe Out
3.) Desert Horse
4.) Var Har Du Vart
5.) Quand Les Larmes D'un Ange Font Danser La Neige
6.) Visions of Someone Special, On a Wall of Reflections
7.) Shirim

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