sxsw review // seattle pi
" sarasara slowly but surely revealed an ethereal soulful vibe .. "
photos : daisy emily warne // style : erin laurel hayhow
auféminin // EUPHORIA video remake premiere
" un point de vue vraiment poétique sur la musique, et l'art en général, dont on est tombés sous le charme ! ... "
read more >> au féminin
puls mag // germany feature
" sounds like everything, but not french clichés ... "
read more >> puls
the quietus // favourite acts of this year's great escape
" ... "songstress” doesn’t fit sarasara either, whose set at latest music bar on friday evening is very much a part of the great escape’s proverbial undercard. but the lille-born songwriter, who’s worked with odd-beats-and-pieces master matthew herbert, quite evidently has little enthusiasm for conforming to expectation ... "
the guardian // the future 50 : the most exciting independent artists in the world ..
" ... not only does sarasara share a record label with björk, as well as an alien, future-facing aesthetic, but this french producer-singer has a passion for wiring tech into her tunes, too (...) her music is robotic: pitting african instruments against squelching, mutant machine beats. her debut, amor fati, also features co-production from the official authority on oddball creations, matthew herbert ... "
photos : michel jocaille // ruff : stephane laurent marcel artworks
the fader // glastonbury ETC 2017
" lilting, heavy broken beat reminds me of gazelle twin. stark contrast with the whispery, fragile vocal. really unnerving in the best way "
the arts desk // the cream of what the AD on vinyl has been listening to
" sarasara’s is an original sound and this is an original album "
the guardian // new band of the week : gorgeous but outlandish glitchy pop
" ... she uses technology to form sounds into songs that express the agony and ecstasy of existence. it is hard to think of reference points or other exponents, although it’s probably no coincidence that she’s signed to björk’s label, one little indian, and her debut album, amor fati, has been produced by matthew herbert, no stranger himself to idiosyncratic electronica. all cute breathy vocal-sighs and crashing dissonance, her music is what might have happened had petite meller signed to 90s warp, or the next (il)logical step after the likes of fka twigs, kelela and SZA: a sort of industrial-strength R&B; aaliyah meets aphex twin... "
us tour // sxsw austin, los angeles, new york ...
photos : stuart snape // dress : erin laurel hayhow
paris // mama festival
photos : antoine leconte // cape : alex noble
lille // crossroads festival
photos : rémi lamarcq // dress : jane wells
lille // palais des beaux arts
photos : attic addict // dress : lydia bachet // bronze : rémi couvreur
brighton // the great escape
photos : tom rocard // dress : lydia bachet
france // le printemps de bourges
photos : michel jocaille // dress : lydia bachet // ruff : stéphane laurent marcel artworks
london // 21 rpm festival
photos : alexandre dai castaing // suit : lydia bachet
sun – filmed in tondoscope by gust van den berghe – directed by michiel robberecht
euphoria – directed by leopold amitay
euphoria acapella – directed by anthony carneiro & nicolas djanvanchir
supernova – directed by zeb deamen
sapphire acapella – directed by anthony carneiro & nicolas djanvanchir
from ground to the air. i sweep a circle. of sorrow and regret. i will it all away. i’m here cause i have sinned again. when nobody was looking. let it be..
give me a taste. just enough to close my eyes. get a clearer view. i leave for higher grounds. i let the world drift. just between what’s real. and holy sounds. my lover wants me dead. he knows what to do. my lover wants me dead. he doesn’t really mean to. my lover wants me dead. he feels like a hero. my lover wants me dead. when he shoots the arrow. my lover wants me dead. he sells my soul to the dragon. my lover wants me dead. the sun is upside down. that’s the way i miss you. i hope that you miss me too. i must be insane. but he gets rid of the pain. urgent emergency. take a trip to. another lifetime memory. only you and i know. my lover wants me dead. he knows what to do. my lover wants me dead. he doesn’t really mean to. my lover wants me dead. he feels like a hero. my lover wants me dead. when he shoots the arrow. my lover wants me dead. he sells my soul to the dragon. my lover wants me dead. the sun is upside down. that’s the way i miss you. i hope that you miss me too.
i can turn invisible. i do it all the time. you won’t even notice. one day i’m here. the next i’m gone. i won’t watch our sun die. i can turn invisible. it’s all I’ve been doing. i shrink myself inside. relentlessly. my body is going supernova. i am a shifting silver soul gone supernova. i can turn invisible. you won’t even notice. turning old photos into a burning city. it’ll be all gone. yes it’ll be all gone. in the morning. a million miles away. relentlessly. eternally. my body is going supernova. i am a shifting silver soul gone supernova.
almost time now. turn the light low. in the dark you lurk. in the dark you lurk. heard of a fairy tale. like liquid love. bliss in the blood. like a flash flood. she gets into your brain. she can get you high. so near so near the sky. and she will eat your flesh. she will drink you dry. probably eat you alive. late afternoon. bright as the moon. she’ll be there soon. above your bed levitating. clock’s in your heard no longer ticking. she gets into your brain. she can make you fly. so near so near the sky. and then she will be left. she will make you cry. until your last sigh. and her sweet humming. a fool’s lullaby. and the vibe is lovin’. so full so full. of lies. hey little blue bird. you should hold on tight. hey little blue bird. when comes the night. she gets into your brain. she can get you high. so near so near the sky. and she will eat your flesh. she will drink you dry. probably eat you alive.
oh girl, you know we will die soon. oh girl, you need a day within your soul. oh girl, your pretty heart in two. oh no, you’re not very pure or true. listen now. it’s funny how. there is so little time and. how you love this fire. taking you in. spitting you out. oh girl you are the light. the treasure is at the core. oh girl, ready or not it’s coming for you. oh boy, you better dance before the dark. oh bye, hope is gone for immaculate love. oh girl you are the light. the treasure is at the core. listen now. it’s crazy how. there is so little time and. how you love this fire. taking you in. spitting you out. oh girl you are the light. the treasure is at the core. oh girl you are the light. the treasure is at the core.
are you the hollow dream. are you fallen from the sky. are you all that you seem. are you a crooked lie. and i keep wondering. i can’t read the neon signs. are the golden gleam. am i loosing my mind. are you all that i feel. are you the devil’s plan. the music keeps playing. in wonderland i lie.
what slid away. inside my bones. i’ll never know. i’ll never know. i am flesh and bones. my heart is stone. when tomorrow comes. let’s lay my body. to rest. something deep down. inside my chest. i’m holding my breath. i’m holding my breath. i am flesh and bones. my heart is stone. when tomorrow comes. let’s lay my body. to rest.
remember the time. i remember you. a red backseat. the night purpleblue. remember yesterday. i remember you. your star is so bright i feel its fire. i’d love for you to feel the love. i’d love for you to feel the love. it’s all there. it’s everywhere. that’s it breath in.just let it in. it’s creeping its way in under your skin. lava flood your blood. burns with deadless flame. remember all right. i remember you. we’re laughing so loud. i don’t know what’s true. i’d love for you to feel the love. i’d love for you to feel the love. it’s all there. it’s everywhere? that’s it breath in. just let it in. it’s creeping its way in under your skin. lava flood your blood. burns with deadless flame.
i’ve tried not to be like this. just waiting for your next move. there is no recovery. now the wait is killing me. euphoria. one more day on. euphoria. the charm is done. and this little game we play. is the sweetest addiction. adrenaline fixes all over. euphoria. one more day on. euphoria. the charm is done. gravity cannot hold me. go up high. down. forever. euphoria. one more day on. euphoria. the charm is done.
i always find my true love. he gives me the stars to hold. i always find my true love. but before love him, i know. i always find my true love. soon he will suffocate my soul. love blinds us all. and love binds us all. and love blinds us all. and love binds us all. i always find my true love. he’s covered in diamonds. in gold. i always find my true love. but it’s a matter of time, i know. i always find my true love. before we slip into water cold. nothing more to understand. and now i can see it all. nothing more to understand. and now i can see it all. love blinds us all. and love binds us all. and love blinds us all. and love binds us all.
i’m going up. i may rise. loosing all sight. loosing my mind. what if i don’t and what if i don’t. i’m waking up. i make a vow. to everything here and now. and what if i don’t. and what if i don’t.
introduction – june 13th 2018
i recently have made the decision that it is time for me to share my relationship with spirituality. i will write about my personnal journey and the 3 specific events of ego death, detachment and coming to conciousness or awakening i have experienced. i will also write about my beliefs, about people and things that have helped me along the way, about my questions and struggles
i’m doing this because
* in the past 2 years, this has become a very significant part of my life, if not the most significant
* it helps me to work on becoming my greatest version, meaning being kinder and truer to myself and others
* it helps me to understand my mission as an artist better
* other people’s experiences have helped me immensely to make sense of it all and i want to give this back
* and i simply enjoy talking about these things
* i understand now that changing the world starts within me
i will try to keep my articles concise and publish them as they come to me here and on my website for now, i will call it journal
amongst other things, i will write about enlightenment, awakening, detachment, ego trenscendance, levels of conciousness, prana, spirit, universe, source, god, love, oneness, gaia, la pacha mama, stars, universal energy, divine, vibrations, alignement, manifestation, law of attraction, synchronicity, dimensions, connections, center, higher self, inner guidance, intuition, knowing, leap of faith, truth, trust, unconditional love, changes, life cycles, reincarnation, surrender, chanelling, omen & signs, interpretation tools like crystals, cards, astrosophy, star charts, flow, karma, centers of energy, feminine, masculine, resistance, allowance, receiving, reacting, learning, intention, concious creation, mind work, meditation, stillness, creating space, body work, yoga, tai chi, shaman chanting, plant based diet, fasting, self discipline, rituals, self care, self love, empathy, intention, spells, rituals, prayers, gratitude, miracles …
in the meantime, nothing really matters, nothing is serious, we are a speck of dust in the infinite cosmos
thank you for reading,
on healing – june 20th 2018
i love you
please forgive me
this is an ancient prayer pronounced during rituals by hawaiian healers and shaman called ho’oponopono meaning “ make things right ”
after all meditation comes a moment of clarity, nothing went wrong, there is no need to fix anything, nobody can act beyond their state of consciousness
it’s time to take responsibility for what i create in my physical world for it is a perfect reflection of what is happening inside of me
it’s time to release negative emotions, thoughts and patterns that are holding me back and keeping me out of alignment with my true self
it’s time to ask for forgiveness and forgive, to others and to myself
it’s time to clear my sacred space in order to allow the new and move forward, this time with more awareness
it’s time to come back to the state of zero, pure karma, place of initial love where i come from
it’s time to surrender these words to the universe, let it clear my inner data because such is its power
on cycles – june 29th 2018
eastern philosophy teaches us that the guṇas are the 3 necessary states in all things that exist
tamas ( chaos, destruction )
radjas ( passion, action )
and sattva ( harmony, clarity )
these go in cycles, circles, a round and eternal spiral. i am no exception, my existence runs in cycles too.
whenever i’m in a state of tamas, maybe the moon is full, i feel low and out of balance for a couple of days because it enhances my levels of energy, positive or negative. maybe the transformation is more serious, i have reached the end of a life cycle and i’ve just been hit by a hapax moment as we call them in western philosophy or a tower moment in the fool’s journey as described in the tarot. regardeless, i know it is time for me to stop, observe, regroup, take care of myself, hibernate if i need to and just prepare for what’s coming, the next moment of inspired action.
radjas, this is when i can release the energy i have accumulated, express myself, with excitement, i follow my intuition, it feels right, things are moving, i take the leap of faith to build something new even though i’m not entirely sure what it is yet.
as long a i am true to myself and the way i feel, it will take me naturally to sattva, where everything flows, where i am grateful for what i have learned along the way, where i am able to make sense of what i have created.
from the smallest everyday life change to larger scale transformations and seven-year life cycles, it doesn’t matter, this applies to everything.
the only important thing is, the more i quiet my mind and step away from my thougths, the more i meditate and connect to mother nature, the more i am able to identify clearly these moments and work with them, no more struggle, no more trying too hard, all in peace and harmony.
on intention – july 9th 2018
i say a prayer
i cast a spell
i perform a ritual
i sit for a meditation
or some daydreaming time
i write a letter
i burn a sigil
i ask for a miracle
or some light on a specific matter
it all comes down to the same thing, i set my intention.
i set my intention for it is time to get it out there. it is time to be the empress, the one who gives birth, the one who brings thoughts into physical reality, with wisdom and awareness.
i repeat until i feel it, in my chest, in my hands, in my ears, on my skin. if i feel it, it is already on its way, because that is the law.
i let go, detach myself from the outcome ( where, when, how … ) i just trust that it will come to me at the perfect time and in the perfect circumstances.
i am open to receive any sign or guidance. this is the universe showing me the way. people, animals, spoken words, written words, numbers, it can be anything, anywhere, anytime. i just need to be open and willing to receive. i know when a message is for me as it resonates really loud, sometimes immediately, sometimes later on.
i am ready to follow, without questioning. i am ready to step out of my comfort zone because my full potential is not confined in there anymore.
i give thanks for everything that i already have and everything that is yet to come in my experience. i give thanks for i know that it will be more beautiful than my mind can possibly show me at this precise moment.
|September 22, 2018||eclaibes, FR elfe festival||elfe festival||Buy ticket|
|June 6, 2018||paris, FR european inventor awards||european inventor awards|
|June 5, 2018||paris, FR l'international||l'international|
|June 1, 2018||margate, UK tom thumb theatre||tom thumb theatre|
|April 8, 2018||ramsgate, UK music hall||music hall|
|March 15, 2018||new york city, NEW YORK ( USA ) mercury lounge||mercury lounge|
|March 14, 2018||austin, TEXAS ( USA ) sxsw - highland lounge||sxsw - highland lounge|
|March 14, 2018||austin, TEXAS ( USA ) sxsw - hackathon HQ||sxsw - hackathon HQ|
|March 13, 2018||austin, TEXAS ( USA ) sxsw - the iron bear||sxsw - the iron bear|
|March 10, 2018||los angeles, CALIFORNIA ( USA ) tribal cafe - echo park||tribal cafe - echo park|
|December 6, 2017||rennes, FR transmusicales festival||transmusicales festival|
|November 8, 2017||copenhagen, DK vega new crush||vega new crush|
|October 19, 2017||paris, FR mama festival||mama festival|
|September 15, 2017||lille, FR crossroads festival||crossroads festival|
|June 23, 2017||lille, FR palais des beaux arts||palais des beaux arts|
|June 20, 2017||tourcoing, FR le grand mix||le grand mix|
|May 19, 2017||brighton, UK the great escape festival||the great escape festival|
|April 19, 2017||bourges, FR le printemps de bourges festival||le printemps de bourges festival|