Ahead of the release of her album A flame my love, a frequency on Oct. 20, Colleen (French artist Cécile Schott) has released the gorgeous, swirling video for the album’s second single “Winter Dawn,” directed by Connor Burke. The song finds Schott contemplating beauty in the face of tragedy with warmly oscillating and finely tuned synthesizers, perfectly mirrored with Burke’s slow-moving, colorful whirlpools of ink, silicone and paint.
A flame my love, a frequency marks another bold step in Colleen’s evolution as an artist, as Schott set aside her signature instrument the viola da gamba for an entirely electronic setup, utilizing pocket synthesizers and Moog pedals. Like her move from instrumental music to vocally driven songs, or her move from guitar to cello to the viola da gamba, the keyboard melodies of the album captures Colleen’s ability to adapt and grow with each release, while retaining her singular qualities as an artist.
Catch Colleen live here:
Oct. 29 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Oct. 30 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
Nov. 3 – Chicago, IL – Museum of Contemporary Art
Nov. 5 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
Nov. 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Good Room
Nov. 10 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
Nov. 12 – Toronto, ON – Array Music
Nov. 14 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Nov. 19 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd