Bess of Bedlam – Dance until the crimes end (2022)
release on may 20, 2022
Less acoustic and intimate than the first album Folly Tales, released in 2018 on Another Record (FR) et Outré (UK), Dance until the crimes end shifts towards a capricious, fanciful and sophisticated pop, sometimes coloured with psychedelic folk. A songwriting infuenced by Anglo-Saxon music (Kate Bush, Robert Wyatt, Virginia Astley, Joni Mitchell), including lyrics which express a taste for English poetry.
Passing through this extraordinary and tormented trip, you particularly come across feminist activists against nuclear war in the 80’s, three women whose destinies untertwine, a russian anarchist woman in the 20’s, a mother and her daughter endlessly struggling… All these adventures sublimated by winding melodies and harmonic surprises, to which Bess of Bedlam alone holds the key.
Fanny L’Héritier | voice, pianet Hohner, guitar, synthesizers
Guillaume Médioni | electric guitar, bass, banjo, rhythmic arrangements
Fanny L’Héritier | Music & Lyrics
Guillaume Médioni | Recording, production & mastering
Juliette Zanon | Illustration