CAESAR SPENCER announces the Autumn release of his new album: ‘Get Out Into Yourself’.
Primed for release on the 4th November 2022 (via New Radio Records), it will present 11 tracks of cinematic baroque-pop and classical songwriting imbued with a warm feeling of familiarity while also defying easy categorisation.
In anticipation of the release, Caesar is pleased to present its lead single: “Waiting for Sorrow” with an official video.
With its lush production and a loquacious lyrical style laid-down by Caesar’s rich, earthy baritone, “Waiting for Sorrow” is a swelling and heartfelt tribute to the acclaimed Irish playwright Samuel Beckett (“Waiting for Godot”) who, like Caesar Spencer, was also a Paris resident for much of his adult life. As in the play, “Waiting for Sorrow” explores the symbiotic (or even solipsistic) nature of relationships. This is a key concept which is further developed throughout the rest of the album.
From the radio static that welcomes the listener in, to its ricocheting rhythm sections and its soaring guitar break; “Waiting for Sorrow” is at once billowingly epic in its delivery, smoulderingly suave in its stylistics and brightly effervescent in its ambitions. Providing the single with a certain vintage panache, Jacqueline Taïeb, an artist who very much embodies the French yé-yé spirit of the 60s, also offers her inimitable vocals to the recording.
Once established in his new base of Paris, Caesar began recording at the Studio La Fugitive (where acclaimed French band Les Rita Mitsouko recorded) with esteemed producer Gaétan Boudy (Zaz, Alex Renart, Emel Mathlouthi). Actively seeking to celebrate France’s breadth of musical talent past and present, he began to enlist a stellar cast of musicians to give the record a palpable flavour of the continent. Alongside the aforementioned performance by 60’s chanteuse Jacqueline Taïeb (on “Waiting for Sorrow”), there are also appearances from celebrated French artist Jean Felzine (Mustang) and his frequent collaborator Jo Wedin. The French punk icon Gilles Tandy (Les Olivensteins) also lends his talents to the album. Most striking of all is the brooding baroque pop centre-piece “When I Whisper In Your Ear”; a smouldering track that sees Caesar joined in an impassioned duet with the multi-talented Mareva Galanter (who has several albums under her own belt, one of which was recorded with half of Primal Scream), alongside a transcendent accompaniment from opera star Aurélie Ligerot and backed by the cinematic orchestration of FAME’S PROJECT (Jarvis Cocker, Chilly Gonzales, Jurassic World…).
“I wanted to capture the essence of a Serge Gainsbourg song in English” muses Caesar of the track. “Many have tried but I don’t think anyone has really been able to pull it off.”
‘GET OUT INTO YOURSELF’ – TRACKLISTING
hail caesar (feat. gilles tandy & jean felzine)
get out into the pigs
iii. isn’t that what jimi said (feat. jean felzine & jo wedin)
when i whisper in your ear (feat. mareva galanter)
jane loves the highway (feat. gilles tandy)
vii. cult of personality
viii. broken by the song
waiting for sorrow (feat. jacqueline taïeb)
get out into yourself
knew that one day (feat. jean felzine & jo wedin)
In accompaniment to the album, French artist Thierry Beaudenon has elegantly illustrated the narrative of ‘Get Out Into Yourself’’ with a Lichtenstein-style storyboard. A vivid comic book-style booklet, the artwork will be available with all physical editions of the album.