Quinquis featuring Gareth Jones
30th November 2021
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Mute have announced the newest signing to the label – QUINQUIS (aka Émilie Tiersen) – and share the first taste of what to expect from the multidisciplinary Breton artist.
Over two albums and several years Émilie recorded and released under the name Tiny Feet but the recent name change, which pays homage to her personal and family history by referencing her maiden name, represents a fresh start musically.
The first track released on Mute, ‘Adkrog’ – which aptly translates as ‘Start Again’ -showcases QUINQUIS’ soothing yet unpredictable pulsations, feeling as though a new world is awakening and working out its newfound surroundings. “It’s about finding the energy in environment and nature,” she explains. “When I was feeling desperate, I sat outside and I prayed for nature to give me some answers. This song is about that – if you just let go then nature gives you an answer.”
She goes on to explain, “Murat’s video is the counterpoint to the track. When the mind is stuck indoors, it starts looking for an answer from the outdoors”
With new material planned for release in 2022 – a collaboration with producer and artist Gareth Jones (Sunroof, Liars, Depeche Mode and Apparat) – QUINQUIS [pronounced kɛ̃kis] kicks off 2022 with a performance at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen on 21 January before embarking on a tour with collaborator, husband and labelmate Yann Tiersen. A headline dates has been announced at St Pancras Old Church, London on 16 February, and a European tour with Algiers follows in May.
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