Ché Aimee Dorval Releases New Album “The Crowned”: Streaming
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Ché Aimee Dorval released her third studio album “The Crowned” along with a new live video for the title track on January 20, 2023.
It is her first album in six years since 2017 album “Between the Walls and the Window”.
The album comprises 11-track, produced by Bob Rock and Ché Aimee Dorva.
The Crowned is her most ambitious and gregarious work to date. It shows a side to her seldom seen before. Confidence and determination pulses through the songs, signaling the birth of a new era.
Inspired by her love of Trip Hop, Folktronica and Soul, The Crowned has Ché's signature all over it whilst reaching out into new sonic environments.
Pre-pandemic, Bob Rock produced half of the album, after finishing lockdown, Ché had self-produced the rest.
The accompanying video was filmed by Matthew Miller, who shot at The Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, BC on November 11, 2022.
- Ché Aimee Dorval explained of some tracks for the album.
“I think sometimes people forget that the fight for equality means just that. Having the same as, rather than more than. That truth always gets lost in the fear and emotions of it all. It doesn't help that we're taught that there's not enough of anything to go around, so you better fight to hold on to your piece. 'The Crowned' is about fighting to share the same space. It's about climbing up to sit next to the person who has occupied the throne for so long, not to dethrone them.”
“Ultimately, it's about losing a friend to addiction. But instead of focusing on pain in the video, I wanted to shine a light on love, support, and connection. On the people who keep you afloat when you feel like you are drowning. And the importance of saving and taking care of yourself, so that in turn you can help take care of those that need you.”
“Blood Red Son”
“The video for 'Blood Red Son' is a fever dream of indecision, regret and resolve. It's about the moment you realize you have a choice to make, and all the different conflicting emotions that compete for space in your head while doing so. That's the important bit though. However chaotic and difficult the choice may be, it's essential for people to have the ability to make it for themselves. When I wrote this song and made this video, the right to that choice, though constantly under attack, still seemed set in stone, at least in my country. Now, as I watch the world stride backwards, I'm realizing more and more that we can't take these things for granted. Freedom over our bodies is not a given.”
“Loveless is about giving your love over quickly and readily. Loving without the expectation of having it returned. I think it's honourable to give over love easily to anyone, even with the dangers that can come from that. Maybe it's not even a choice, maybe you either acknowledge your love or you don't, but it's there either way. This song explores the feeling of being compelled to love a person who has nothing to give in return.”
Photo by Scott Alexander
Background photo by Samuel Chadwick
- source : Apple Music