Nicolas Godin (Air Co-Founder) returns with ‘The Border’ single + video

Nicolas Godin press photo
Photo credit: Camille Vivier

Nicolas Godin has shared his new track The Border in anticipation of his new solo album which is due for release early next year via Because Music. With its soft ambient pulse and melting minimalism, The Border is a perfect entry-point to Godin’s new music, its levitating synths, vocoded vocals and scudding bass drifting into view with understated elegance. Watch the video clip for the track via YouTube below.

Four years after releasing his acclaimed debut solo album ‘Contrepoint’ which channelled the influence of Bach into a rich, resonant and hugely rewarding spread of musical explorations, the founder of groundbreaking French electronic group Air continues the musical journey that began when 1998’s ’Moon Safari’, became the sublimely weightless soundtrack of its time. 

Of the track Godin said: “I wrote this song thinking of the great architect Mies van der Rohe. He built the Barcelona pavilion in 1929 on the hill of Montjuic in Barcelona and this building swept away all the past of the history of architecture to open a new page of human history, making the world enter into modern architecture. In short, it’s the story of someone who asks some others to follow him to the Spanish border by the sea to show them a new path towards freedom and peace…leaving everything behind.” 

Alden Volney directs the visually seductive accompanying video of which he says: “I wanted to explore the idea of freeing yourself from all the clutter and the noise, both physical and emotional. It’s about travel. Being hundreds of kilometers away from home and the identity crisis inducing realisation that you’re letting the stuff you hoard define you. It’s about strange, exciting new frontiers.” 

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