Montreal-based producer, singer-songwriter and musician Marie-Hélène L. Delorme aka FOXTROTT has released the first in a series of EPs via One Little Indian Records. The first instalment in the series, Meditations I is out now. Each of the three self-produced EPs explore the complex relationship between the inner life and the outer world.
Her words about her feelings about the process and composition: “My first album A Taller Us was one of upward growth, a bit like the unrolling of the spine. I started to write songs as a way to cope with anxiety about things I was going through as a young adult. It was emotionally dense, and it turned out to be a very healing process. After that whole cycle of producing, releasing and touring A Taller Us, I found myself at a different, more peaceful place.”
“Being present and open to the world is a wonderful thing but also can be threatening, scary. By opening one’s heart, one also opens it to suffering and pain. The world can be simultaneously beautiful and horrific – it can make us want to close the window, but I’ve come to realise you have to welcome it in, with all its flaws. In vs out, love vs fear, individual identity vs connection – these are all aspects I was drawn to.”