The siblings de La Baume are set to release their second album Ceremonies, which is to be release in the coming Autumn. With their 2012 debut In Wonder, Joséphine and Alexandre aka Singtank introduce their upcoming record with the new single “Can You Hear Me,” which can be heard above.
The first single from the record is “Can You Hear Me” which channels the spirit of Lee Scratch Perry, Culture Club and a host of Trojan classics, it is laced with a skein of (purple) hazy melancholia, which taps into the themes of heartbreak and loss that thread through the other songs from the album. Keeping it in the family Joséphine’s husband, Mark Ronson, provided additional arrangements on the track. Joséphine adds, “It was the song we spent the most time figuring out. After a while we were hitting a wall and felt the need for an external ear. The song was almost there but not quite, when we took it to Mark. He added a few production tricks and simplified the arrangements. It was a puzzle that couldn’t have been completed without Mark, producer Samy Osta and Singtank together.”