Unconditional love finds a focus in Parisian singer Camille’s latest song and video Fontaine de lait… An unusual title for a song in the hands of most although Camille is no stranger to avant-garde concepts (Le Fil, 2005). All becomes clear in the video which was directed by long-term collaborator Jeremiah which takes inspiration from the Hindu ritual of dowsing Shiva in milk. Traditionally, they also offer flower petals, fruit, fresh leaves, and rice but I guess the effect wouldn’t have been the same. The camera work is quite amazing, often transforming the appearance of fluid to a silken sheet.
“The lyrics are about the fluids of love; the spurting of milk. It’s Chiva, the fountain of love. Motherly love, which tends towards unconditional love.” Camille explains.
“Everything flows in this track. I stretch French words so that they feel fluid; I think we the French need to be less strict. Sound making helps us all feel more open.”
Fontaine de Lait is taken from OUÏ, Camille’s forthcoming album released on June 2nd on Because Music. Recorded over a year in La Chartreuse, a 14th-century monastery-turned-artist’s residence in Avignon, France ‘OUÏ‘ is a cornucopia overflowing with folk, hymns, ballads, pop, lullabies and breathtaking a cappella.