Alcest share stunning new video for Flamme Jumelle

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Atmospheric French duo Alcest have shared a video for new song Flamme Jumelle. You can watch the new video, set against a backdrop of stunning scenery, below.

Flamme Jumelle is taken from the band's brand new studio album, their first for five years, Les Chants De L'Aurore, which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 21.

"Despite its more accessible vibe, this song is actually the most personal song of the album for me," explains frontman Neige. "Flamme Jumelle, which means "Twin Flame", is about the idea of loss in general and the difficulty of coping with the absence of someone you deeply loved. It could be a family member, a friend, or a partner.

"On a more spiritual level, the title refers to the possibility that certain souls are connected in this life and beyond, and that separation is temporary and just a mortal concept."

Alcest (Neige is joined by longtime musical cohort, drummer Winterhalter) recently announced a lengthy European and UK tour from October to December which sees the band playing dates in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin.

Pre-order Les Chants De L'Aurore.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.