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Sunday 26 April 2020

Dark-Alt-Pop Riser Blanche Is Set To Build On Dark Pop Sound With New Album Empire

Fast becoming a master of the avant-garde, dark-pop sound she's become synonymous with, Belgian songwriter Blanche returns next month with her new album Empire.

"Meetings, writing sessions, songs that, like me, were fueled by travelling back and forth between London and Brussels" - reveals Blanche summing up the last three years. 

She has been writing and recording with some of the best producers in the business. All the songs on the new album were written or co-written by Ellie Delvaux. 

Empire was recorded between London and Brussels and co-produced by Rich Cooper (Banks, Mystery Jets, Lucy Rose) and François Gustin (Girls In Hawaii). 

Illustrating Blanche's words and already giving precious clues to the album to come, the last single Empire was released with a video from Alexander De Bruycker under the artistic direction of Ludovic Beun (Oscar And The Wolf). 


New single Fences, showcases Blanche's love for analog-led, electronic pop. 

"Fences is this cheesy but forever important message: tear down the fences of rejection, open yourself to the other, accept and respect their differences; try and think with your heart.

"We're in a world where the fear of people for the other and the unknown is growing.


"It's sometimes hard to believe we can counter this, but I'm trying my best to persuade myself that it is not a lost cause. 

"When you're listening to the song I hope you'll see (like I do) a person making a step on every bar of the song, a determined step to progress. 

"With this repetitive rhythm, I try to make you want to move forward. Through pictorial lyrics, I invite people to make this journey in their head.

"This is not a moralizing song, it is not my place to do so.  I'm trying to spread a positive message."

Blanche's new single 'Fences' is available now. Her new album 'Empire' drops on 29th May 2020. For more info CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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