The London Music Blog presents.... Cate Le Bon
Fold The Cloth by Cate Le Bon
Oh Cate Le Bon… ever since you came cavorting into my consciousness, which occurred due to your shenanigans with the ever so wonderful Gruff Rhys, my sub-consciousness has never quite forgotten you dulcet tones. Right, I know, Valentine’s Day has since passed but as a wise person, whose name I’ve since forgotten and maybe never did exist once said “you can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving” and with this logic I give you all something with love. Thankfully for you it’s not a heart-shaped pack of Ferrero Rochers, but just a few words. This shan’t and can’t get any soppier.
The song itself is ‘Fold The Cloth’ from the soon to be released ‘Cyrk’, which is not Welsh as you may expect, but in fact Polish and refers to 1960’s circus posters. This is one of the reasons why Cate (first name terms right) separates herself from the many other female singer-songwriters of this time before even mentioning getting onto her ghoulish vocal style and dark lyrical content.
A special heads up to the director Ryan Owen for perfectly capturing the soul and essence of the song to a staggering degree, the video is simply stunning. There’s a moment just under the three minute mark where this Neil Young-esque solo just obliterates the senses as the full motion just drives you to the perfect spot (or cycle in this case – they’re on bikes). Then suddenly it stops, and you just wish there was just a little bit more to sink further into your inner dream world and then BOOM, off goes the guitar solo again even louder this time bringing it too it’s climatic conclusion with aplomb.
Make sure you make it down to her forthcoming circus themed album
launch at the Village Underground on the 23rd April