Charlotte Adigéry expresses her fears with “Yin Yang Self-Meditation” tape

Charlotte Adigéry‘s Yin Yang Self-Meditation tape is out now on Soulwax‘s label DEEWEE.

Ghent’s artist Charlotte Adigéry has just shared an 18 minute-long tape entitled Yin Yang Self-Meditation, wherein she explores her own fears and worries, both as a human being and as an artist. Her long list includes her hybrid Flemish accent, her experience with racism, her relationship with her dad, and her frustration regarding Instagram beauty standards, amongst others. She raises these issues with a stunning honesty as she confesses, for instance, that she is tired of systematically meeting her friends to drink coffee and can hardly stand answering the same questions over and over again during interviews.

In terms of sound, the project sounds like an extension of the ASMR version of her track “Cursed And Cussed” or the opening track of her La Falaise EP (that she released under the moniker WWWater), with Charlotte Adigéry speaking smoothly over a contemplative electronic track, a sort of guided self-meditation. About the project, she explained:

This tape is an invitation to myself and eventually others to look inwards. It is a ritual for letting go. I was tired of being stuck in a narrow mental reality and I wanted to look beyond. The suffering is not caused by the problem itself. We worry about not having enough. We are anxious about rejection. We fear being misunderstood. We even fear things that lie in the future we do not control. In this meditation I invite you to follow my voice into my own mental state, through paralyzing thought-patterns and blind fears I want to say goodbye to. Openness can lead to understanding, unity and compassion.

The tape also comes with a video, which was recorded and filmed at the DEEWEE studios with go-to collaborator Bolis Pupul, the Dewaele brothers, label art directors Ill-Studio, and of course director Jorre Janssens. Watch, count to 6, breathe, and let it go below.

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