Quebec City-based act Ghostly Kisses announced details around her latest album, Heaven, Wait, arriving on January 21st via Akira Records. Co-produced by Louis-Étienne Santais & Tim Bran (London Grammar, Birdy, Aurora), Heaven, Wait‘s title track (out now) is a prime example of the album’s soft, minimalist pop shaped by singer songwriter Margaux Sauvé’s sophisticated, avant-garde touch.
“‘Heaven, Wait’ is one of my favorite songs on the album,” Sauvé writes on the song’s origins. “I remember when I had found the main melody in April 2020. We were in lockdown, I went for a run at the park Plaines d’Abraham right beside our home and I was smiling the whole time. I had chills listening to our demo… I think it sums everything that we want Ghostly Kisses to be sonically and lyrically.”
Heaven, Wait as an album centers on transitions and rebirth; life to death, solitude to relationship, childhood to adulthood, friendship to love. Sauvé focuses on the latter with “Heaven, Wait.” We can hear Sauvé singing in the verse: “Heaven, wait, only a word, a sign, I need to know. I can’t wait, I’m trying to figure how you feel.”
Composed and produced during the pandemic, Heaven, Wait was cobbled together remotely with producer Tim Bran in London, Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) in America, and the FAME Studio’s orchestra string ensemble in Macedonia. Communicating simultaneously during the recordings, the album’s production proved to be an additional challenge for Sauvé despite its effortless sound.
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