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Nicolas Godin of Air Shares Video for New Solo Song “The Border”

New Solo Album Due Early Next Year

Oct 11, 2019
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Nicolas Godin, one half of the French band Air, has shared a new solo song, "The Border," via a video for the track. It's the first the first taste of his new solo album, due out early next year new via Because Music, and the first new single since his debut solo album, Countrepoint, released back in 2015. No more details (such as the title or exact release date) of the new album have been shared yet. The song definitely has Air atmospherics, combined with Godin's vocoded vocals. Alden Volney directed the somewhat abstract video for "The Border." Watch it below.

Godin had this to say about the song in a press release: "I wrote this song thinking of the great architect Mies van der Rohe. He built the Barcelona pavilion in 1929 on the hill of Montjuic in Barcelona and this building swept away all the past of the history of architecture to open a new page of human history, making the world enter into modern architecture. In short, it's the story of someone who asks some others to follow him to the Spanish border by the sea to show them a new path towards freedom and peace...leaving everything behind." 

Volney had this to say: "I wanted to explore the idea of freeing yourself from all the clutter and the noise, both physical and emotional. It's about travel. Being hundreds of kilometers away from home and the identity crisis inducing realization that you're letting the stuff you hoard define you. It's about strange, exciting new frontiers."

Read our 2015 interview with Nicolas Godin on Counterpoint.

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