Listen: Laetitia Sadier – ‘Silencio’Posted by Mary-Linh Tran
Laetita Sadier, formerly of Stereolab, has released a stream of her solo album, Silencio, which hits shelves on July 24.
Silencio, which will be Sadier’s second solo album, feels sort of like a continuation of her first album: The Trip (2010). The velvety drones and dreamy instrumentals are all still at the foreground of the music. Though, the most recognizable difference of the two albums is that this new album contains pretty bluntly put and politically charged lyrics. Sadier leaves no room for ambiguity in her lyrics as she sings “the ruling class / neglects again responsibility / over-indulged children / drawn to cruel games / pointless pleasures / impulsive reflexes / a group of assassins” in a song titled “The Rule of the Game”.
The album is brimming with political dissatisfaction, but it certainly does not distract the listener from enjoying the cosmic vibes that Sadier’s music often exudes.
You can stream the album in its entirety from NPR here.