By: Staff –
French orchestral hip hop producer Wax Tailor has announced the release of his first new full length album in 5 years, The Shadow Of Their Suns, a dark, elegant and symbolic collection due out January 8, 2021 and featuring a prestigious cast of guests including Gil Scott-Heron, Mark Lanegan, Adeline, Del The Funky Homosapien & Mr Lif, Yugen Blakrok and Boog Brown. Today he reveals lead single “Misery” (ft. Rosemary Standley).
“Misery” (ft. Rosemary Standley) arrives alongside a futuristic video telling a cautionary tale. Entirely in motion design by Berkay Turk, the video draws a dystopian portrait of a society under surveillance and authoritarian rule in which the characters hide their emotions and expressions behind emoticons. These masks illustrate the uniformity of this society, serving as a parable, symbolic of the omnipotence and predominance of social networks. This new “opium of the people” have invaded all fields of representation from everyday life in society to art and religion. The ethereal chorus phrase “Misery Is My Friend” is repeated like an antiphrasis mantra throughout the song. A rhetoric formula to resume that for a lot of people even in the richest countries, misery is like a second skin. Watch the video below.
Behind the album’s allegorical title hides a long period of deliberate brainstorm and introspection. The luxury of time in a world where everything goes fast. Time to observe the light from the shadow, the “whirlwind of life”, its excesses, its drifts and its symbolic violence. Time to think and translate into music as a privileged witness of our society.
Wax Tailor and his collaborators present this new project at a time where observation, reflection, collaborative discussion and action are needed most. He will embark on an international tour next fall which will start in France with a date at the famous Paris Olympia on December 2, 2021.
The Shadow Of Their Suns Tracklist:
1. Fear Of A Blind Planet
2. Never Forget
3. Just A Candle (ft. Mark Lanegan)
4. Everybody (ft. Del The Funky Homosapien & Mr Lif)
5. In The Air
6. Misery (ft. Rosemary Standley)
7. Shining Underdog (ft. Boog Brown)
8. De Jà Vu (ft. Adeline)
9. Keep It Movin (ft. D Smoke)
10. Like This
11. Paint It Black (ft. Gil Scott-Heron)
12. Dusk To Duck (ft. Yugen Blakrok)
13. The Light