Laetitia Sadiers new album Something Shines took nine months to create. Alternating between a riveting caress and an invigorating shake, the songs of Something Shines start from the Earth and tilt up towards the sky, before coming back down to the planet again. Taking it all in, Something Shines is also an exploration through Debords La Société du Spectacle, and how it is still up to us to guide and shape our fate, individually and collectively. examines several relevant questions such as the main inquiry of Oscuridad: “Do the rich need the poor to be rich?” The song examines the war being led against the lower classes of this world by the ultra-rich to rob them (us!) even further of their (our!) resources. On the riveting caress-side side of things, “Life Is Winning” is a subtle reminder to get in touch with the innate joy and revelation of living.
All these thoughts and many others are communicated with delicately textured production, twinkling and shifting with the subtlety of nature. Often sounding like the world outside, whooshing and chirping and clicking in time, placing these concerns in the place where we live, Something Shines reflects the lives hanging in the balance between issues, lives that are often too small to see yet contribute to the world as a whole. Even in the face of realities that continue to cripple so many in the name of so few. Something Shines, the new album from Laetitia Sadier, comes out September 23rd, you can listen to the album’s debut single, “Then I Will Love You Again! below.