Remy de Laroque is a veteran singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist composer who made his professional solo recording debut in 1999 with the album 1000 Lives. In the two decades since, the French-born and Brooklyn-based musician has produced five albums and two EPs. With the compositional sophistication of a Jazz musician, an unaffected Rock cool and the lyrical flair of a poet he creates smart, melodic and atmospheric Alternative Folk/Rock.
On June 2, 2022 Remy de Laroque will release his brand new album Star Code. Although the singer is hesitant to call the the record a “pandemic album,” the 12-song collection emerged spontaneously in a flood of creativity born of the unexpected prolonged solitude of COVID-19 lockdowns. In advance of the full record Remy has released a four-song EP via Bandcamp.
From the warm acoustic instrumentation and lush multi-part harmonies of “Bee Dreaming” to the syncopated rhythms and interlocking melodies of “Ballerinas Shadows,” Remy de Laroque paints hypnotic scenes with broad metaphor-soaked brush strokes. He interjects Latin rhythms into “Always Shine” and hints at a Paul Simon influence on the acoustic guitar, accordion tones and visual poetry of “One Way Ticket to Saigon.” Throughout Star Code, through foggy recollections and deeply personal esoteric observations Remy de Laroque laments our troubled world and looks forward to brighter days.
Check out the 4-song Star Code EP below. You can also pick up a copy at Bandcamp. Follow the links below to connect with Remy do Laroque. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the news surrounding the new album.