Out April 24
The wait is finally over.
French artist WOODKID is coming back in 2020 with his long awaited sophomore album.
7 years after his highly acclaimed first album THE GOLDEN AGE (800K sold worldwide, Platinum certified in both France and Germany, 200 shows around the world, 2 Grammy nominations and one French music academy award to only name a few), WOODKID returns with a brand new track “Goliath” due for release on April 24th.
During the interim between THE GOLDEN AGE and “Goliath,” WOODKID has kept busy across a range of various creative domains, collaborating with Nicolas Ghesquière from Louis Vuitton, JR for the NYC Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui or Jonas Cuaron to write the original soundtrack of Desierto, and more…
Now, he begins the new chapter that follows THE GOLDEN AGE with “Goliath”: Named after the well-known biblical character, “Goliath” is an epic poem the both carries the listener away and leads them further into the depths of their individual struggles with forces seen and unseen…
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“I think this is all about my dangerous fascination for power and scale.
About the massive challenges I’ve had to face in the past years and the growing feeling of insecurity facing the weight of things I have built over time.
I made my first album thinking I knew everything. I made this one realizing I knew very little. I composed this record as an acceptance of my fragility, of my wrong decisions, to reach light, as an intimate remedy, somehow. Here is me, probably not as strong as I pretended to be.
Maybe this is about all forms of toxicity, about environment, maybe it’s about the speed of information and the furiousness of the music industry, maybe it’s about how I’m trying to find my own peace and temporality through it.
It’s definitely about the individual and collective responsibility in the creation of the monstrous and how to hopefully defeat it. Here is the first song of this piece. It obviously refers to the myth of David and Goliath. I wish it didn’t echo so much with the world situation right now.” —Yoann Lemoine