The last time Melody’s Echo Chamber was heard of in the music scene was with the release of her psychedelic “dream album” in 2012, a collaboration with Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker.
The Parisian singer-songwriter returned in October 2014 with the release of her new single, Shirim. Written and produced by herself, the song shows a sophisticated refinement to her sound and a stylistic change far from her kaleidoscopic soundscapes.
Beginning with an oriental clarinet and drum solo, reminiscent of Moodoid, the song spins off into groovy R’n’B tinged with rock and electronics. Prochet retains her dreamy vocals but sounds less shy in front of the microphone as she sings a chorus straight out of the 70s. Although the single is Prochet’s own work, the guitar chords bring to mind the simplistic and groovy Daffodils created by the Parker/Ronson collaboration last year.
Of the single, Prochet stated,
”Shirim’ is very symbolic for me and I hope you enjoy it. I am recording more music now and I will release my second album in 2015. My band and I are very excited to play live again soon!’
A surprising and original change for Prochet, her upcoming album due later this year is to be eagerly anticipated.