Mathieu Tamisier, known as Sélénite, blends an authentic fusion of folk, rock, pop, and indie for his truly captivating forthcoming album, Sandboxes. The album was meticulously crafted in just one month during a retreat in a secluded Southwest France cabin. This album is an intimate journey marked by a powerful voice, tender vulnerability, and delicate guitar melodies.
Sélénite's artistic evolution is a testament to his introspective journey. His music video, a VHS series of clips of a family on holiday, videos from his childhood. Accompanying the album adds a depth of inner-child connection and memories to the themes explored in Sandboxes. The album itself navigates between intimate folk and indie pop, showcasing subtle arrangements and raw, honest songwriting. It's a sonic representation of the secluded natural surroundings where it was created, with water serving as a central motif throughout the tracks. Sélénite’s voice holds a vulnerability and passion that perfectly suits the rhythmic acoustic guitar throughout.
Sélénite's musical metamorphosis from a drummer to a singer-songwriter reflects his innate desire to express himself. Sandboxes is a captivating exploration of self-discovery, the dynamics of human relationships and the embrace of imperfection, all brought to life through his evocative voice and heartfelt storytelling.
Talking on the project, he says, "This new album evokes the quest for oneself and the relationship with the other. It translates the desire to renounce the injunctions of perfection to embrace a certain fragility, which corresponds to my feeling of the music and that which I want to transmit."