Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch Releases New Single ‘Parting Gift’

    Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch has released a new single called ‘Parting Gift’. It’s set to appear on the composer’s upcoming third album Ravage, which arrives on May 27 via FatCat imprint 130701 Records. Listen below.

    Ravage, Levienaise-Farrouch’s first album since 2018’s Époques, documents the process of grieving the loss of her father. “I wasn’t looking for a universal pattern or ‘5 stages of grief’, but at how loss is experienced on an individual level,” she explained in a statement. “It’s looking at an event that is so banal and yet cataclysmic, at how thoroughly unprepared we are for something almost all of us will experience, but also at how the loss of someone might help us understand them, remove any tension or resentment, and help us see their fragility.”

    Commenting on the new single, Levienaise-Farrouch said: “I started writing this track around the same time I was developing the project that would become Ravage, but didn’t see it as part of the album; its more peaceful melancholy didn’t match how I felt in my grief. I intended to close the record with ‘Epilogue’ but kept coming back to the initial synth chord progression recorded through various old analogue gear. Eventually, I realised the reason it stayed on my mind was because it echoes the place I was slowly reaching, a place of acceptance of loss.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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