La Force – ‘october’

La Force releases new single/video ‘october’

La Force via Mary Rozzi

The track is the second single off her forthcoming album XO SKELETON out September 29th via Secret City Records.

La Force, the solo project of Canadian Ariel Engle, has released her second single (‘condition of us‘) of 2023. The track, ‘october’ is pulled from her upcoming album set for release in late September. The track and its accompanying video, co-directed by Ariel herself and Ali Vanderkruyk, premiered this morning at NYLON alongside a Q&A. ‘october’ brings warmth to the XO SKELETON album: a lush, intimate song with incredible vocals that embrace soul, smooth jazz and R&B—all the while reminding some of the “quiet storm” movement from the ’90s.

“October is a time of harvest here [in Montreal]. It’s a time when we settle into darkness and leaves drop from the trees. It’s a time when we turn inward into our clothing and protective shells. It’s a song about the voices we internalize. People we can no longer see but whose voices and words live on inside us and shape us. It’s a song about the uncanny. A song about the cycles of nature, cycle of life. The song reminds us that despite our grand feelings we are just like animals and plants, destined to be born, to live, and to die.”

‘october’ is out today. XO SKELETON is set for release on September 29th via Secret City Records.

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