A breakup album for a place and time
What happens when you break up with your entire state of being? Bijou Noir's vivid debut LP We Are Alone Together is a savvy collection of pop songs that probe tectonic fractures in identity, spirituality, fidelity, and loss in the 21st century.
We Are Alone Together deftly calls on diverse influences from neo-soul, indie pop, synth-laden anthems, and goth-tinged industrial while continually subverting expectations. Songwriter Augustus Watkins' watery lyrics weave tapestries of vulnerable emotion while his vocals can burn or balm with singular skill.
Produced in Minneapolis, USA and across Europe (including London, rural Spain, Serbia, and an island in the Adriatic Sea) in a period of nearly ten years, We Are Alone Together is equal parts elegant and world-weary.
We Are Alone Together was released worldwide 13 July on Give/Take.
World-weary art pop
Music writers from around the world have called Bijou Noir's work textured, intoxicating, nifty, fuzzy, cinematic, innovative, soulful, incredibly catchy, complex, sinister, offbeat, moody, stunning, gloomy, dark, and enigmatic.
Bijou Noir (formerly ACTN) was formed in 2013 by Augustus Watkins, a creatively restless and ambitious multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist.
Enhanced CD (audio + video). Professionally manufactured, packaged and shrinkwrapped in high quality transparent blu-ray style case with full lyric printed insert & hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.
Official first pressing. Limited edition of 300.
Available July 13, 2018 on GIVE/TAKE
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"The songs are well crafted, insightful, thought-provoking, and downright enjoyable... An incredible break-out album." - Indie Voice Blog
"Incredibly catchy and complex." - Minnesota Public Radio
"Ominous." - Gimme Noise
"Among the most innovative acts in EDM." - Noiseporn
"The spiritual offspring of NIN." - 4ZZZ
"Stunning dark-pop" - Cyn Collins
"Gloomy, dark, enigmatic." - Gimme Noise