See the Music: Heloise and the Savoir Faire
Tue, 28 May 2013 10:51:05
Heloise & the Savoir Faire sat down with ARTISTdirect.com for the latest installment of our See the Music exclusive interview series. Her new album Diamond Dust [iTunes link] mixes dance, romance and science! No, seriously. That's what makes her so damn intriguing.
Heloise reveals that she had "a mini-nervous'ish breakdown" after her last record, and found herself asking all sorts of existential questions. She was wondering who she was; what does she think; pondering her place in the universe; and considering the meaning of life. She was a bit self-deprecating when she recalled her headspace at the time, which another reason we crush on her.
She then moved to Vermont and was trying to write this record but it wasn't flowing, so she started taking pre-med classes, which got her thinking of the scope between the cosmos and the tiny bacteria that live on us but we don't see. She's clearly a big thinker who also thought about mortality, too. The album eventually became a dance record about death, but not in a super morbid way.
The artist also talks about "Time Lords," which starts the record, saying, "It's about reincarnation. Who knows what you will come back as after dissolving into dust?" It's also about love and all of its different forms, while "Diamond Dust" is her love song to the sun.
We know, it's a lot to digest, but it's what makes Heloise and the Savoir Faire so brilliant.
Will you be checking out Diamond Dust? You should!