Alex Henry Foster on NME Magazine Homepage

Alex Henry Foster has gotten a first page feature from NME Magazine with his latest music video for the song Lavender Sky. The magazine had already featured the video on its release day, last Friday, June 26.

About the song, Foster says “Lavender Sky’ is my own personal way to describe the absolutely magnificent display of variations in the purple and pink sky I was blessed to witness every single evening while living in Tangier,” said Foster. “That sky was somehow reflecting an invitation to release my father by accepting his death and finally being able to mourn him, to make peace with whatever I have experienced in the past and admit to myself that no matter how complex of a lie I could believe, I’d never be able to move on with my life until I finally acknowledged the profound sadness I fed my existence and my loved ones with.”

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Lavender Sky from Alex Henry Foster featured in NME Magazine

Alex Henry Foster’s latest music video, for the song “Lavender Sky”, has been featured in NME magazine upon its release day. Of the song and music video, the magazine said “The third single is taken from the Your Favorite Enemies’ frontman’s debut solo album ‘Windows in the Sky’, and comes with a cinematic new video and a dreamy blast of post-rock all about “the acceptance of things we don’t know and can’t control”.”

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New Music Video from Alex Henry Foster

Alex Henry Foster releases a new music video for the song “Lavender Sky”. Filmed in Iceland and produced by longtime collaborator Jessy Nottola, the music video brings you through the barren lands of Iceland, an analogy to the journey one needs to do in order to find oneself.

Clocking in at 5:12, the music video features a different edit from the original song found on the album “Windows in the Sky”.

Koko et ses Machines | Entre l’air et L’espace sur Pan M 360 et Indiemusic.

Félicitations à Koko et ses Machines. Son vidéoclip pour la chanson “Entre l’air et L’espace” s’est mérité une place parmi les coups de coeur du blog musical français Indiemusic et une mention dans la section Quoi Voir du nouveau média québécois dirigé par Alain Brunet, Pan M 360:

“L’artiste y montre des symboles, comme un serpent et du feu, mais y dénonce aussi les inégalités des classes sociales en opposant des images de pauvreté ou de richesse. Citoyenne du monde, Koko a également inclus beaucoup d’images de l’Asie, qui est pour elle un continent inaccessible. Cette pièce mélancolique mais entraînante nous incite à aller de l’avant.” – Roxane Labonté

New EP “Lavender Sky” for Alex Henry Foster

Alex Henry Foster releases a new EP, titled “Lavender Sky”. It includes 3 versions of the song; the original version that appears on the album “Windows in the Sky”, a radio edit version, as well as the version that was performed live on June 14, 2020 from the Upper Room Studio.

About Lavender Sky:
“The lyrics for “Lavender Sky” became a motion. From the trigger being pulled, a life that keeps on going faster and faster as the unknown measure of time we have keeps on going backward in what looks like an even faster pace, we embrace science, religion, power, control or whatever we may use to defy our fear of the unknown… The most resolute of all denials or the most sincere prayer prevails on nights for catching up on days and seasons to keep on turning against each other’s nature. But acceptance ain’t about being defeated, nor is truth something to be trusted.

In retrospect, it may sound like quite a pessimistic song, a bleak way to look at the world, a violent admission of faithlessness… But while honesty doesn’t know cynicism and bitterness, I see “Lavender Sky” as the acceptance of things we don’t know and can’t control, as much as an admittance of our own fear is what makes us who we are and keeps us as human as the sky we keep longing for… From a stranger to another.” – Alex Henry Foster

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Alex Henry Foster Releases a T-Shirt, Profits of Which Will Benefit Amnesty International

Alex Henry Foster has decided to release a new t-shirt today, the profits of which will all go to Amnesty International.

About this decision, Alex says: “In order to turn my disgust and indignation into a tangible and positive action, I decided to craft the t-shirt “Silence Is Murder” by offering all the t-shirt profits to Amnesty International, an organization I’ve been actively engaged with for more than a decade now. This is my way to support their education and awareness initiatives in schools and communities regarding the fundamental necessity for equality and human rights for all without exception.
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First Direct-to-Vinyl for Alex Henry Foster Available Now

Alex Henry Foster and his band The Long Shadows have given birth to their very first Direct-to-Vinyl today as they performed the song “Lavender Sky” during a live stream on Facebook, in collaboration with Orange Blossom Special. Here are the details of the LP.

Limited and collector edition clear vinyl

Printed at The Fabrik, the band’s own creative atelier.

Includes:
– 1 clear heavyweight lathe cut 12” record
– Signed and numbered limited edition
– 1 hand-printed silkscreen jacket
– 1 digital download card

Track Listing:
1. Lavender Sky (Live from the Upper Room Studio, June 14, 2020)

About “Lavender Sky”:
“While honesty doesn’t know cynicism and bitterness, I see “Lavender Sky” as the acceptance of things we don’t know and can’t control, as much as an admittance of our own fear in what makes us who we are and keeps us as human as the sky we long for… From a stranger to another… all looking for a safe place to fall on our knees without having to find the proper words to whisper for grace.”

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Koko et ses Machines | Vidéoclip pour la chanson “Entre l’air et l’espace”

C’est à travers la “voix off” de cette pièce, qui trouve un arrimage parfait entre les gammes pharaoniques et les rythmiques IDM telles que The Black Dog et Boards of Canada, que Koko pousse la réflexion à un autre niveau. On ne parle plus ici seulement de la cause qui la touche si profondément, mais du voyage entre l’air et l’espace qui peut également être un combat entre la tête et le coeur.

“C’est les yeux fermés que je vois plus clair
De lune et d’étoiles, de mer et de voiles
Entre toi et noir, entre l’air et l’espace,
je me perds de vue, émue de savoir
Que jamais plus je n’aurai peur des au revoir”