Constrict

by Himshe

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The Ghent-based jagged pop-rock quartet Himshe likes to dress up there music in an atmospheric world where David Lynch meets Father Theresa. ‘Constrict’ is their first single, a production under the wings of Koen Gisen.

Selien Hoessen, writer, musician and composer likes music that embraces duality. Both strong weakness and weak strength shimmer through her voice. She tells her tender stories in a gutsy way. But her deepest story is always a story of connection in this highly polarized world. She melts left and right, major and minor, hard and soft, fast and slow, man and woman. She releases a Koen Gisen production with Naomi ‘Reena Riot’ starring as backing vocalist.

‘Constrict’ seduces with the softness of a female voice, ordering us to follow the ‘right’ path. The catchy rhythm leads us towards a rugged and harsh ‘Work! Don’t think! Eat! Sleep! Don’t cry!’ Gradually we lose our humanity and walk as blindfolded sheep towards a sudden end. The seductiveness of Laura Palmer transforms into mechanical marching workers as in Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang.

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Let us constrict
We will tell you what to do
What can be done
How to act

Don’t worry
We will help you find the way
We will lead you on the right pad

Don’t worry
You will be a shadow of the nation
No one will remark

You won’t be a star
You will not shine
No one will notice
You can disappear

Work, don’t think, eat, sleep, don’t cry

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released January 10, 2020
Recorded, mixed and produced by Koen Gisen
Synths and Lead Vocal - Selien Hoessen
Gitar - Jeroen Boone
Bas - Stephan Van Meirhaeghe
Drums - Koen Degand
Backing Support - Naomi Sijmons

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Himshe Ghent, Belgium

** 1 female, 3 males = over-sized emotions … making full-candy coloured soundz in a gray colourless world … Leaving traces and dreams of love, death and tenderness in a harsh and violent reality … **

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