A Protest Song

2020

Audio 02:05 minutes

This piece is a recording of myself singing acapella the song “World Love” by The Magnetic Fields, while I was emptying my studio space before the lockdown. This tender and popular song with its rather subversive lyrics fills a now empty room with the reverberation of my own voice. Accompanied by field recordings from my daily walking and the sound of the Aegean sea, a peaceful yet dangerous sound since it signifies a border crossing. The sound of the seashore marks the end of an adventure and the beginning of another one.

This innocent song belongs to an ambiguous territory between a hope for political action, a farewell to the past and a way to adapt to or define the new “normal”.