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NEW ALBUM: ‘DNA’
– OUT 7 FEB 2020 VIA BECAUSE MUSIC –
CERRONE has today unveiled a new music video for his new song: Resolution.
The progressive house track serves as the second and final single from Cerrone’s forthcoming album, DNA, set for release on February 7th on his imprint Malligator (via Because Music). DNA is Cerrone’s first album since 2016’s Red Lips and will be his first entirely instrumental album of his career.
Resolution is a classic Cerrone track, ripe with playful synth melodies and Cerrone’s iconic drums. The melodies evoke memories of Supernature, Cerrone’smagnum opus from 1977 and arguably his best known song to date. Cerronedecided to forgo vocals on the track, allowing his masterful production to take centre stage.
“It is always difficult to talk about an instrumental track, because there are so many interpretations one can have, depending on one’s state of mind. I wanted the track to revolve around the idea of energy. I have experimented this track in my DJ sets over the past few months, and it has always had very positive feedback, very energetic indeed! Maybe because of this rock-inspired touch with the guitars, the energy of the main sequence…the little nod to Supernature with the melody? Who knows! I’m very pleased to finally release the track and hope you enjoy” – remarks Cerrone of Resolution.
The music video, directed by fellow Frenchman Étienne Perrone, portrays a futuristic world engrossed with technology and pollution. This dystopian future is a reflection of humanity’s increasing reliance on technology and social media, leading us to be more superficial and disconnected than ever. There is a certain feeling of inescapability from the video, as the video follows an expressionless character into a technologically-induced dream world that provides no solace from the barren landscapes that were present in her reality.
Étienne Perrone, the director, shared some words about the sentiments behind the video:
“The Resolution video echoes somehow ‘The Impact’ since it raises a question about today’s world. Whilst ‘The Impact’ evoked the environmental problems and the ensuing catastrophic outcome, ‘Resolution’ takes on the dangers of a virtual, empty and unsocial life, sometimes engendered by the social networks and our individualist lifestyles. The deserted landscapes and the opposed overpopulated and saturated environments that the character traverses during her virtual epic poem don’t seem to fill the deep loneliness. This sadness and disorder creates a kind of social melancholy, represented by the woman that turns in circles dancing to transmit the contagious and destructive darkness. The resolution (often used to determine the quality of an image, either a video or a picture on Instagram, Facebook or Virtual Reality, also meaning a choice to change a behavior) evokes with poetry the dangers of a self-centered and narcissistic society, drowned by falseness and deception.”
Resolution is the 2nd single released thus far from Cerrone’s forthcoming album DNA, following up The Impact which was released in October. Whereas the Resolution video explores humanity’s toxic reliance on technology and social media, The Impact video (also directed by Perrone) dissects the man-made destruction of the planet through climate change, invoking powerful imagery of various ecological disasters.
On the day of the release of his new album, CERRONE has also announced a live appearance at London’s legendary Jazz Cafe (7 Feb 2020). Tickets are priced from just £5 and are on sale now here.
CERRONE – WILL RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM: ‘DNA’ – 7 FEB 2020, VIA BECAUSE MUSIC
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– CERRONE: BIOGRAPHY –
How do you make your way from Parisian suburb to Studio 54 ? Ask Cerrone. The story could have been very different if Marc mother did not decide to buy a drumkit to channel her son’s energy in positive directions. As a teenager, the future « king of disco » was a very unruly child. But when he sat behind his drums, the young fan of Santana, Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears was gifted drummer who started dreaming of a life in music. But the problem was his father wanted him to be a hairdresser.
Cerrone was only 17 when he started his first band, Kongas, a funky Afrobeat and afro-latin music influenced combo. In Summer 72, while playing drums in St Tropez, the young musician was spotted but music mogul Eddie Barclay who decided to sign him and his band. In 1976, Cerrone started dreaming of a record mixing prog work soul and funk, orchestral composition and synthesized sounds.
To fulfill his musical fantasies, Cerrone chose Trident studios in London.
With a 16 minutes long instrumental piece on the A-side, Love In C Minor is an unidentified musical object way too confusing for french labels. Eddie Barclay told Cerrone: “This will never be played on the radio !” “I don’t want to be played on the radio !” answered the producer.
Cerrone didn’t care. He pressed 5,000 copies of his new recording. The album received a boost from destiny: an order for the Parisian record shop Champs Disques was sent to New York by mistake and never got back. New York DJs loved the sound of the french producer. And so did Neil Bogart, boss of Casablanca Records. Cerrone saw this as a sign and decided he should try his luck in America.
Under the spell of the sound, Ahmet Ertegün, the owner of Atlantic Records offered a 7 year record deal to the French musician for 3 albums. In 1976, Love In C Minor became a massive hit, soon followed by Cerrone’s Paradise and Supernature in 1977.
The French musician became a huge star, producing disco smashes including Je Suis Music, Look For Love, Hooked On You & Give Me Love. With five Grammy Awards, Marc Cerrone has sold over 30 million records worldwide including eight million copies of the Billboard Dance chart No 1, Supernature, considered his magnum opus, which merged symphonic orchestrations with the rigid sounds of synthesizers.
By 77, disco music was ruling the entire world. The small Parisian urchin decided to move to New-York where he became the darling of the Studio 54 club scene. When he was not partying, Cerrone scored the soundtracks of Brigade Mondaine (Vice Squad), adapted from erotic crime novels from French author Gérard de Villiers. Jack Lang, the almighty French Minister of Culture, asked him to organize a rock opera at Le Trocadéro. The composer accepted and asked members of YES and Earth Wind & Fire to join him. Following this amazing spectacle, the same minister ask him to deliver another performance for the bicentenary of the French Revolution at La Concorde.
The most sampled French artist in the history of music, Cerrone opened the doors to the French Touch movement. Daft Punk, Bob Sinclar (who sold 1 million copies of his Cerrone by Bob Sinclair album) and even Massive Attack have been influenced by the legendary producer. Widely considered one of the most influential artists of the disco-era, Cerrone can also be considered an early pioneer and purveyor of dance music, inspiring countless of other artists in recent decades.