Berlin-based Pauline Andrès came up on our radar with her last LP All The Ghosts (2014) and now she’s backed that up with a new album The Heart Breaks, out on April 15th.
Andrès trades in a sultry and dark gothic Americana that thrives on smokey atmosphere and subject matter that gets under the skin and digs into shadowy corners. The first single to come from the new record is ‘Drive Like Steve McQueen’, a western noir tale of self-belief and respect in the face of emotional trauma. You can hear the European aesthetic in her music. It’s alt-country filtered through Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on the set of a Wenders film.