[Translated from the French via Google.]
“On November 13, 2015, at Bataclan and in the streets of Paris, death has replaced joy, and barbarism has come to defile one of the most expensive places in the world.
Two years later, I do not forget. I’ll never forget.
On this November day, engraved in my memory, gentleness, art, beauty, friendship and sharing are more than ever what I need. It is always with the hope that joy and love triumph over hate and terror that I continue to write. To go to concerts. To share. To dream.
On this November day, I chose to share with you a free song like air. An evanescent and beautiful song. It is the work of one of the dearest artists in my heart, the talented American songwriter Kramies. And she is beautiful.
In the spring of 2017, Kramies traveled to Shankill, Ireland. There, he lived in an old castle, absorbed the sumptuous surrounding landscapes, and began writing new songs for his next album. During the design of this new album, was born a collection of B-sides, recorded with ease to capture the spirit of the place. I Wish I Missed You is one of them.
Between ethereal folk and silky dream-pop with majestic progressions, this new jewel signed Kramies stretches its aerial notes and flies away gently. Deep, elegant and sensitive.
The video is signed by Cam Merton, founder of the Australian label Hidden Shoal. From her green and dark tones, she paints a disenchanted sentimental tale. A deserted meadow, a flight of birds, an atmosphere of thick clouds and haze to crush dreams. At the heart of this ghostly decor, the shadow of a woman all dressed in white. Then the singer’s face, who sings loneliness and expectation, as his muse appears and disappears among the wild grasses, along abandoned houses and deserted paths. The impossible hope. And the elusive beauty.
Musical and visual work with a neat aesthetic, I Wish I Missed You is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful compositions ever created by Kramies.”