Ulrich Forman Releases New Album “Chapter IV : Vulnerable”: Streaming
French composer, songwriter and producer Ulrich Forman released his sophomore album “Chapter IV : Vulnerable” on May 27, 2022.
It is his first album in four years since the 2018 debut album “Chapter III / A Perfect Storm”.
The album comprises 13-track, featuring guest appearances from French alt-pop singer Bergmann and French rapper Days.
All tracks were written and produced by Ulrich Forman.
Intimate, crafted with precision and delicacy, his music is wrapped around lyrics tinged with poetry. His arrangements, both sober and rich, sewn thread by thread with remarkable craftsmanship, combine emotive melodies, intricate guitars and warm acoustics with touches of electronic influences to create delicate yet expansive indie folk songs.
Ulrich Forman said of the album, “I started writing 'Chapter IV' about two years ago. I already had a few tracks and ideas laid down when I got into a really bad motorcycle accident. For the first time, I started by writing lyrics without any melodies in mind, that led me to write introspective lyrics about very intimate subjects, which would later become the foundation of the album”.
Lyrics became the beating heart of 'Chapter IV': Vulnerable', with Ulrich tailoring the music around them in order to create the perfect settings to express them.
He continued, “I did not want those lyrics hidden behind heavy musical arrangements. I chose an almost bare and minimalistic aesthetic, so that they could breathe and convey the vulnerability I felt after the accident that I was so desperately trying to accept”.
Using tools traditionally associated with electronic music or hip-hop, and replacing organic instruments with samples, drum machines, autotune, this new writing process forced Ulrich to learn a new way of composing music.
He said, “I could not hide behind routine in a way, that led me to a certain type of innocence and sincerity I had when I first started composing.”
- source : Apple Music