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It took a sanitary crisis for Youn Sun Nah to finally reveal herself as a songwriter in the full sense of the word.

Twenty years after her first album released under her name, the Seoul-born singer publishes a collection without any covers, featuring eleven songs of her own which she began writing while confined in Korea.

Waking World is an album full of light and shade, gathering in about forty minutes the numerous pieces of the puzzle forming the self-portrait of a singer resembling none other than herself.

Jazz is on the edges, folk is around and pop nearby, Youn Sun Nah is faithful to the paths her voice has been walking for ages now.

This is not something new for the singer who quickly branched out from the academic way as soon as she landed in Paris, in 1995. She changed her course towards jazz as in her 2011 album Same Girl, which raised her to the top and made her name famous around the world.

From then on, she crossed stylistic barriers and conquered a faithful audience without giving up experimenting: her last album Immersion, was full of electronic temptations.

Some of these elements remain in this new project, as do delicate overtones of subtle strings, reinforcing the cinematic dimension of her compositions. "It's not just about songs, but rather fragments of history, like back-to-back sequences."

Youn Sun Nah will revisit this new repertoire on stage with a brand new band: voice-bass-guitars-keyboards

Each musician will perform his own instrument as acoustic and electric, suggesting that the changes of climates specific to Youn Sun Nah's shows will be more than ever present !

LISTEN TO "WAKING WORLD"

ON TOUR WITH

Thomas Naïm, guitar

Tony Paeleman, keys

Brad Christopher Jones, bass

Tout juste 20 ans après la sortie de Light for the people, l'album qui l'a présentée au public français, la chanteuse coréenne Youn Sun Nah publie son nouvel opus fin janvier 2022, le premier dont elle a écrit l'ensemble des paroles et de la musique.

11 chansons fidèles aux différents univers de sa discographie, empruntant tantôt au jazz, à la pop, à la folk et aux musiques du monde et révélant de nouvelles dimensions cinématographique et poétique. Encore plus que sur ses précédents disques, le sillon de celui-ci est empreint de sa propre histoire.

Un répertoire inédit donc, qu'elle revisitera sur scène avec un groupe qui l'est tout autant, avec une formation voix-basses-guitares-claviers. L’américain Brad Christopher Jones y croisera cordes et âmes avec les compatriotes Thomas Naïm et Tony Paeleman.

Chacun jouera de son instrument dans sa version acoustique et de son pendant électrique, laissant présager que les changements de climats propres aux spectacles de Youn Sun Nah seront plus que jamais au rendez-vous !

ECOUTER "WAKING WORLD"