FRÁNÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS SHARE VIDEO FOR LA VÉRITÉ
Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 04/02/14
To coincide with the new album Piano Ombre from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains on March 17th, La Vérité will be released as the first single on the same day. The video was directed by Mathieu Demy who directed the 2011 film Americano which starred Salma Hayek . He is also the son of film-making royalty Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy, the latter of which wrote and directed the French classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
“Here is our new music video directed by Mathieu Demy. It could be called: ‘When the Love Boat is sinking we're still singing’ Hope you enjoy” – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains.
Watch the video for La Vérité HERE.
Piano Ombre, the follow-up to E Volo Love , is Frànçois’ first album to be recorded in a bona fide studio (in Entre-Deux-Mers, the ‘Between-Two-Seas’, region near Bordeaux in France) and with a producer (Ash Workman – Metronomy / NZCA Lines). The album was written in the South West of France (where Frànçois lives once again after moving home from his adoptive Bristol) and features his current line-up of Atlas Mountains - multi-instrumentalists Amaury Ranger and Pierre Loustaunau, drummer Jean Thevenin (all Frenchmen) and Glaswegian keyboardist Gerard Black.
Piano Ombre, which translates as Calm Down Shadow (meaning to ‘no longer be scared by things, because there is a way to see things in a positive light’), was written during a tumultuous year in Frànçois’ life.
Lyrically, the album documents another journey, of personal struggle, discovery, conviction and resolution, however the darkness of the lyrics is counterbalanced by the bright, airy and upbeat production.
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring, as follows:
25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France
26 March: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - TICKETS
27 March: Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2) - TICKETS
28 March: Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS
29 March: Glasgow, Stereo - TICKETS
30 March: Manchester, The Roadhouse - TICKETS
3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France
4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France
5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France
9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France
11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France
12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
16 April: Big Band Café d’ Hérouville Saint Clair, Caen, France
17 April: 106, Rouen, France
18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France
19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France
15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland
17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France
2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France