Our lives are made up of various elements and parts; people, pets, work, our homes. They all have a colour; a shape and they vary in size. It is up to us to make our lives into works of art, using all these parts and elements, to make the complete picture.
Such is the view of Netherlandic art rock quintet LESOIR, who have announced the forthcoming May 4th release date of ‘Mosaic’ – the band’s fifth studio album and follow-up to 2017’s ‘Latitude’ – following the signing of a new deal with Glassville Records/Plastic Head.
Weaving an ethereal, otherworldly landscape of emotional, dreamy art-rock decorated with light progressive elements, it was Lesoir’s 2019 tour with Polish band Riverside that inspired the five-piece to follow a slightly different path with their forthcoming studio release.
“In the months that followed the tour, a lot of blood, sweat and tears were poured into the creation of ‘Mosaic’, offers Lesoir vocalist Maartje Meessen. “The result is an emotional, open and honest record, and our most dynamic release to date. We really wanted to capture and recreate theenergy of our live performance on record; Something that would seal the elation of being on the stage, in the heat of the moment, without thought for the blueprints of the ever-restrictive confines of genre definition.”
Strengthened by producer duo John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass, Ben Howard and Robert Plant) and Paul Reeve (vocal producer of Matt Bellamy), Mosaic was brought to life during an intense, 10-day session at Airfield studio (St. Merryn, UK) by War Of the World guitarist Jo Partridge.
With 10 years between the release of their debut album and this fifth full-length album, Lesoir is proud to say that ‘Mosaic’ has become the album that finally paints the truest picture of the shapes, colours and interlocking elements of their collective lives and experiences.
‘Mosaic’ will be released on May 4 worldwide via Glassville Records/Plastic Head. The ‘Mosaic’ album tour will commence from 6th May at Bannerman’s in Edinburgh. Further dates can be found below.
LESOIR ‘MOSIAC’ TOUR
06/05 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (UK)
07/05 – The Musician, Leicester (UK)
08/05 – The Black Heart, Camden (UK)
09/05 – Brewery, St. Austell (UK)
10/05 – Robin2, Bilston (UK)
15/05 – Hedon, Zwolle (NL)
1/05 – Oefenbunker, Landgraaf (NL)
21/05 – EM2, Groningen (NL)
22/05 Garf – Goteborg (SE)
23/05 – We Lave Rock, Olso (NO)
24/05 – Klangbar, Hamburg (DE)
05/06 – Q Factory, Amsterdam (NL)
06/06 De Pul, Uden (NL)
07/06 Das Rind, Russelsheim (DE)
22/11 – Bergkeller, Reichenbach (DE)
Bob Van Heumen