Jehnny Beth – un quatrième single

Trois singles et maintenant un extrait audio officiel pour « Heroine » qui sera bel et bien dans la tracklist de To Love Is To Live de Jehnny Beth. Avec « Flower » ou « Innocence« , il s’agit de l’un des meilleurs titres du disque déjà très haut placé dans notre liste des albums de l’année. On vous laisse ensuite lire l’histoire derrière le titre avec notamment Johnny Hostile, Flood et Romy de The XX.

When I think of this song, I think of Romy from the xx strangling my neck with her hands in the studio. She was trying to get me out of my shell lyrically, and there was so much resistance in me she lost her patience. The song was originally called Heroism, but I wasn’t happy because it was too generic. Flood was the first one to suggest to say Heroine instead of Heroism. Then I remember Johnny Hostile late at night in my hotel room in London saying “Idon’t understand who you are singing about. Who is the Heroine? You ARE the Heroine”. The next morning, I arrived early in the studio and recorded my vocals adding ‘to be’ to the chorus line: “all I want is TO BE a heroine”. Flood entered the studio at that moment and jumped in the air giving me the thumbs up through the window. I guess I’m telling this story because sometimes we look around for role models, and examples to follow, without realising that the answer can be hidden inside of us. I was afraid to be the Heroine of the song, but it took all the people around me to get me there.