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Melody’s Echo Chamber marches into the unknown on “Looking Backward”, announces new album

Melody Prochet aka Melody’s Echo Chamber has announced her third album, Emotional Eternal, will be out on April 29 through Domino. About the record, she says:

“I hope the record has that uplifting quality. I wanted to be more grounded and mindful through the process. I guided the sessions with simplicity—a contrast with the maximalism of Bon Voyage and the wilderness of my delusions. I made some big and impactful decisions and changes to my life. It took me to where it is peaceful, and I think the record reflects this. It’s more direct.”

The first dose of the “uplifting quality” is new song and video “Looking Backward”. Prochet says:

“’Looking Backward’ is a vivid, nonchalant, poetic march to the Unknown. I wrote the lyrics on my way to Stockholm, in transit at the airport, there was a man creating light reflections with his watch and playing with light on the floors and walls. It felt like an act coming from a source of pure creativity, it made me happy to catch it and inspired me to write the song.” 

The joy comes bounding out of “Looking Backward”, which bounds heedlessly forward on a buoyant bassline that underpins Prochet’s glistening words and vocals. Synths sparkle around the edges, building the shimmering world of her imagination as she sings. She’s inviting us to join her in this world of possibility, and it’s hard to say no.

The video for “Looking Backward” was created by CGI specialist Hyoyon Paik, who builds out the joy of the world into a 3D experience. Check it out below or find the song on streaming platforms.

Melody’s Echo Chamber’s new album Emotional Eternal arrives on April 29 through Domino (pre-order/save). You can find Melody on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.