Since debuting in 2015, duo Ghostly Kisses has accustomed us to an eerie, black-and-white imagery that’s very characteristic of their alt-pop songs and Margaux’s captivating vocals. However, for the first release of the year, titled On & Off, the Canadian duo step into the bold world of red. Does that mean some we can predict changes ahead? So far, we know this new single is part of their upcoming album, titled Darkroom, set for release May 17th this year.
As you probably know, photography darkrooms are usually lit with red lights, so that’s probably why the change in aesthetic. Clever! But we already know that. Ghostly Kisses, the project of French-Canadian singer Margaux Sauvé and accompanied by Louis-Étienne Santais, has been releasing music for almost ten years, so we’re aware of what she’s capable of. And so does her audience, which will have the opportunity to see her live in different continents. Starting in April and lasting until May, their EU tour (her biggest to date) will take her to different cities across Germany, The Netherlands, France, the UK, Belgium, Poland, Austria, and more. And recently announced, she’ll be also embarking on a North American tour, where she’ll perform in different cities across Canada and the United States. So if you haven’t yet, grab your tickets now!
But let’s get down to On & Off, her second single off of her upcoming album. This track follows Golden Eyes, released back in October last year. As usual, we’re trapped by Margaux’s hynpotising voice, which has been praised by industry experts like Pitchfork magazine, especially after seeing her perform live. Working with Oli Bayston (known for his work with Rachel Chinouriri and Olivia Dean), the spell-binding song is described as a “luminous alt-pop masterpiece woven from the tumultuous fabric of inconsistent and complex love.” And you just need to hear it for yourself. Enjoy!