Balthazar's bass player makes beautiful love record
"Playing with Balthazar is fantastic and I love nothing more than playing bass. But with Zimmerman I can really do my own thing. "Simon Casier has just laid a third egg, following Wish You Were Here, the blood-curdling tribute to his late brother, which received praise last year. Love Songs is what it claims to be: a record full of love songs for his beloved Noémie Wolfs (ex-Hooverphonic). The result is an extraordinary record with ten compact, accessible songs that remind of Burt Bacharach's classic pop songs more than once due to the beautiful string arrangements. Timeless, yet modern. Lighthearted, but never non-committal. Unflattering and vulnerable, rock'n'roll, and deliciously romantic. Simon Casier shows his most vulnerable side on Love Songs. "Before, lyrics didn't interest me that much. Now I know that a good lyric can make a song a hundred times better."
Long live love? Long live love.