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Emel Mathlouthi - Rescuer // Music Video


Tunisian-born/New York-based experimental singer Emel Mathlouthi has announced the release of her new album Everywhere We Looked Was Burning, out September 27 via Partisan Records.

To mark the announcement, Emel has revealed her powerful new single and video “Rescuer” directed by Alessandra Leone

“The world needs rescuing, right?” Emel asks. “We need to rescue our senses because they’ve been hurt. They keep us from being completely evil. They let us awaken by poetry and art. They connect us to each other and make sense of our purpose. This song is like dawn where you can start seeing the first rays of light. It’s a moment to revive power.”

“Rescuer” is the second single to be taken from the album, following the release of “Footsteps” in March. For the first time, Emel sings almost entirely in English after previously only recording a handful of tracks in the language. The choice was informed by settling in New York with her family, discovering the “essential imagery” of poets Rainer Maria Rilke, T.S. Elliot, and John Ashbury, and “thinking back to how music in English was so important to me growing up.” She initially rented a house in Woodstock, NY and set off to “write about nature as well as the beauty and struggle of these times.”

Directed by Alessandra Leone

⁣⁣Producer Haroun Al-Shaater⁣⁣

Cinematography byJulian Moser⁣⁣

Stylist Raki Fernandez⁣⁣

Art director Shay T Govhary⁣⁣

Hair and Makeup Samantha Pottmaier⁣⁣

Dancers Ichi Go & Danilo Andres

⁣⁣Colourist Lutz Forster

⁣⁣Gaffer Timo Bevaqua⁣⁣

Best Boy Fynn Koppenbrink⁣⁣

Assistant Camera Hendrik Kintscher⁣⁣

Art assistant David Bonsai⁣⁣

Director’s PA Silvia Procopio⁣⁣

Driver Krishna Bonadonna⁣⁣

Stills Photographer Caroline Wimmer⁣⁣

Location Scout Olivia Stubbe⁣⁣

Catering La Vie en Toast⁣