Melody’s Echo Chamber Shares New Song “Desert Horse”

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

May 15, 2018
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Melody's Echo Chamber, the project of French musician Melody Prochet, is releasing her long-awaited second album, Bon Voyage, on June 15 via Fat Possum. Previously she shared a video for its first single, "Breathe In, Breathe Out" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now she has shared another song from the album, "Desert Horse." Listen below.

Prochet had this to say about the song in a press release: "This track was a monster. It's the most sculptural and mad I guess. It embodies my difficult life journey these last few years through my own personal desert of heartaches, thirst, mirages, moving sands, disillusionment and of becoming an adult woman in a mad world. It's a little punk to me somehow."

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 previous press release Prochet called 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 previous 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."

Last year Prochet was hospitalized after an undisclosed serious accident. She previously shared album opener "Cross My Heart" last year.

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