Today, our new music spotlight is on FOXTROTT

Location: Montreal

Line-up: MH Delorme (everything!)

About: There is a lot to be said about FOXTROTT’s evolution in writing, recording, producing and performing Meditations I-II-III, her breakthrough follow-up to the critically-acclaimed A Taller Us. Here, Delorme pursues her musical journey, taking her genre-defying, raw yet refined production to the next level, filled with analog synths, field recordings, heart-pounding rhythms paired with soulful and intimate vocals, resulting in a deeply personal yet accessible sound.

But that’s not the full story of FOXTROTT nor this three-part EP series culminating in a full-length record – a deeply spiritual expression of her self-realisation. Through both meditation and music as meditation, FOXTROTT has cultivated her inner peace. She gained confidence to confront and engage with a complex world after years of struggling with anxieties triggered by the emergence of mental illness in her family. Meditations I-II-III is the spell-binding result, a spiritual work of a three-part journey towards connecting something larger than the self. The musician developed these tracks during a solitary retreat to southwestern Mexico, even incorporating ambient sounds from her voyage into the music.

What Hidden Herd say: ‘Deliver’s’ disparate opening teases the soul, following through with tender vocals that flitter back and forth before erupting into a euphoric gospel-kissed chorus.

For fans of: Tune-Yards, Rina Mushonga

Next shows:‪ 15th October – Waiting Room, London


Latest track: ‘Deliver’