R.Missing releases his new single called “New Present City”. The track begins with a pas de deux of drum machine and noise. Then distant vocals and basses emerge to paint the dystopian cityscape of the first verse: brilliant. Juno synths join in the chorus of the lyrics, «New Present City, why did you spare me?» This concept is represented by the French filmmaker Dominique Eyraud in the official film of the song starring Emilie Lacape and Nel Jude Lene (filmed in Charleroi, Belgium).
Since his 2017 debut EP “Unsummering”, released on the Bordeaux-based label Talitres (Motorama, The National, Emily Jane White), R. Missing has released numerous singles and EPs, including remixes and collaborations with international artists such as GusGus. , Sally Shapiro, The Field and The KVB.
The tracks, full of restraint, result in a serious work, carefully cared for, that lends itself to starting it and not coming back to reality until it’s finished: the headphones are like the oxygen cylinder that allows you to dive to the bottom of this great sonic rotation, of this cosmic orbit, and being there in a state of hypnotic fascination.
“New Present City” is like a deep and poetic drop that drags us to a calm sidereal space, full of cinematographic influences. R.Missing’s sound has a common characteristic recognized by recurring themes; the nostalgia, the melody and the cosmic depth, that drags you, but without losing energy.
In this world where speed is desperately sought and attention deficit is so high, such an album will be misunderstood among many people, even dismissed as really important. But you just have to have the patience and the will to stop, to breathe, to sink into it, to hold on there as long as you can, and admire its interior.