Melody’s Echo Chamber has released her latest single “Alma” along with its accompanying music video. It is the last single to be from her forthcoming third studio album, Emotional Eternal, set for an April 29 release date via Domino.
“Alma” features beautiful violin and light drums to evoke the meaning of life. She spoke about the song in a press release. “To me this song is a butterfly,” Melody commented. “It feels more like a little poem to life than a song; it was the first song to arise from the echoes of silence since Bon Voyage. I think I recorded the emotion of that kind of spiritual experience of the essential yet heart-breaking separation from the pure love bubble to the world of others.”
She continued: “We recorded “Alma” in Swahn’s studio in Stockholm again; I remember we gave special attention to the groove, to give it a swing and emphasis on the light side, with a minor sound of danger in the veil of the mist somewhere. Johan Holmegaard played drums, Gustav Estjes played the piano and little velvet flute; Josephin Runsteen created transcending strings and noises directed by Reine and Swahn.”
The accompanying video was directed by Hyoyon Paik (Chlöe) whom Melody also collaborated on the video for the lead single “Looking Backward”. The video for “Alma” depicts the astral travel of a soul traveling freely until it eventually arrives back at its origin, beautifully expressing the inevitable circularity of life.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat