Air’s Nicolas Godin to release debut solo album, shares “Orca”

Half of the band Air, Nicolas Godin, announced the release of his debut solo album ‘Contrepoint’ and revealed a first track, “Orca.”

While this year marks the 15th anniversary of Air’s soundtrack ‘The Virgin Suicides’, one half of the band, Nicolas Godin, announced the release of his first solo album ‘Contrepoint’ via Because Music. He also shared the video of the album’s opening track, “Orca.”

For his debut album ‘Contrepoint’, Godin was inspired by the work of the brilliant and troubled pianist Glenn Gould‘s performances of Classical composer Bach. Each track uses a different Bach piece as a jumping-off point. In other words, all the tracks of the album were composed with Bach pieces as a foundation, and took off running from there.

The last proper release of the band Air was in 2012 with the LP ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’. Since then, the other half of the band, Jean-Benoît Dunkel, already launched his solo musical projects, Tomorrow’s World and Darkel.

Also, Nicolas Godin confirms that Air are not breaking up: 
“We weren’t surprising ourselves anymore, like other bands after ten years or more. The big challenge for an artist is to have a reason to be, because there are already plenty of records out there. I’d made a statement with Air and I wanted to go back to the classical world, to grow up musically, to renew myself.”

Nicolas Godin’s debut solo album ‘Contrepoint’ is due to be released in the coming months.