Louise Lemón has a knack for conjuring beauty from disparity, and her “death-gospel” sound just scratches the surface of the Swedish singer’s creative vision. After greeting success with her 2018 EP, Purge (produced by Sunn O))) and Chelsea Wolfe collaborator Randall Dunn), Louise Lemón has announced plans to release her debut album, A Broken Heart is an Open Heart, via Icons Creating Evil Art on March 15. Today, she has unveiled the album’s first single, “Not Enough,” with a fly-on-the-wall video logging a shotgun wedding that courts disaster.
“This video signifies letting go,” Lemón says of the torch song. “In contradiction to the lyrics, in the video I actually leave. I get help from some higher powers and find myself in a completely new situation, open for real love. We recorded it in California and there was a beautiful feeling that day that I really think we captured.”
With a powerhouse voice and a keen ear for lush instrumentation, Louise Lemón explores life and love’s emotional poles with a sonic brightness bolstered by her blazing soprano. Album opener “Sunlight” is pried open with swaths of pastoral tones, setting the stage for Lemón’s triumphant belting. A culmination of her artistic past lives, A Broken Heart is an Open Heart channels Lemón’s past as an underground blues crooner, a nod especially apparent on the pensive scale-climbing of “Montaña” and the electrified noodling of “Susceptible Soul.” For the album’s eponymous closer, Lemón reels in the poppy bombast in favor of sparse keys and the occasional cymbal swell, showcasing the full gamut of her inarguable talents.
A Broken Heart is an Open Heart will be released via Icons Creating Evil Art on March 15. Preorders are available here. More news to come.
A Broken Heart is an Open Heart — Track Listing:
3. Not Enough
4. Blurry Vision
5. Swimming in Sadness
6. Susceptible Soul
8. Honest Heart
9. Almond Milk
10. A Broken Heart is an Open Heart
Louise Lemón — On Tour: