Tunisian experimental singer Emel Mathlouthi has shared a brand new tune known as “Footsteps.” It marks her first observe sung fully in English, and is slated to look on a brand new album due later this yr. Check out the observe with the Ahmed Ayed-directed video beneath.
“‘Footsteps’ was written in upstate New York in the month of November,” Mathlouthi stated in a press release. “Inside [an abandoned home], I found multitudes of personal objects like shoes, furniture, and paintings, and it created a sad chaos to see how the history of a rich living past was mixed with the collapsed present… ‘Footsteps’ is a song that’s haunted by this mysterious, rich living past that somebody left behind, agonizing on a fading floor.”
Mathlouthi’s final file was 2017’s Ensen. Read Pitchfork’s Rising function, “Why the World Needs Emel Mathlouthi’s Anthems Against the Dictatorship Machine.”