TRACK: Panteon – ‘Waking Waiting’: lighter-than-air alt.folk explores the void at the end of the affair

Yvonne Ambrée, aka Panteon

YVONNE AMBRÉE is an artist currently based in Berlin who writes, records and produces music under the nom-de-musique Panteon.

She has a particular way with an airy, fragile folk melody and a voice to match, delicate and honeyed, just a touch of the Marissa Nadlers in her velvet swoop. Which is not something to be knocked, be assured.

She only released her most recent single, the chiming “Seven” late last year, all warming vocal flight and a light bossa beat; and today’s she’s releasing “Waking Waiting” – if anything, even more sultry, even more free of earthly moorings and seductive, simple piano arpeggio, plucked guitar and her lovely clear tones articulating the paralysis and, well, emptiness of the recently heartbroken – as laid out as a scrapbook in the accompanying stop-motion video.

Yvonne says of the song: “‘Waking Waiting’ deals with the result of a miscommunication between two former lovers.

“The days and weeks after a break-up sometimes feel like a blurry vision (and version) of time and how it evolves. Some days it even feels like ‘time’ just stopped and you’re waiting for it to start again. Waiting to feel something again. You are waking up and waiting for the world to turn – to start making sense again.

“I wanted to create an almost meditative guitar pattern to dive into the emotion of dullness that one encounters when being heartbroken and settling into the new reality after all the anger, sadness and anxiety have vanished.”

Yvonne set the Panteon journey in motion back in 2018 with debut EP Travel Log 1; and “Waking Waiting” begins the path towards the forthcoming album, Open Fire, which is due in April.  

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