song: "U Ouchea" - Christelle Bofale
The first single from Christelle Bofale’s upcoming Father/Daughter Records begins with an admission. Despite a beautifully sunny day, Bofale is caught up in a sense of fear, and while she’s eager to leave it all behind, “U Ouchea” is anything but hurried. The track is a stunning series of observations, ranging from comparing one’s appearance to the moon to a starry breakdown that confronts the imaginary nature of someone. For a little more than seven minutes, “U Ouchea” unfurls from its immeasurable depth, and each second is packed with some new musical element, as if you’re caught beneath the night sky that Bofale sings of, watching in realtime as a sunset transitions to stars. Throughout it all, Bofale’s breezy, but assertive vocals guide you to a gradual conclusion, and along the way you’re treated to dazzling instrumental delights.