Translated as “the call of the void”, “L’appel Du Vide” is the first track on Novelists album Noir. The Paris based band released Noir on 8th September via Arising Empire, and have just released a music video for “L’appel Du Vide” on November 6th.
“The call of the void” reflects those moments where we realise we could jump off that cliff, turn the steering wheel too far if we so chose. It reflects moments where existence is in our own conscious control.
The beautiful track is searching at its introduction, giving also an impression of emotional heaviness courtesy of strong drum beats. Powerful riffs express a need to face up to the truth in reality. The vocals that soon join in with the mix feel so flowing and layered that they seem hard to grasp onto.
“I’ve destroyed one by one every beloved thing
Right before my own eyes
Slowly but surely”
“L’appel Du Vide” takes the weight of responsibility and grief and combines them into one heartbreaking package; of being forgotten, at part due to one’s own actions. This conscious control, in the form of destruction.
A beautiful piano leads into a bursting bridge, facing the discomfort of one’s own coldness. It’s such a powerful moment, before the track then fades out to its ending.
The entire track seems to reflect self-punishment in recognising where they’ve ended up and what they’ve done; with the life they lead as the ongoing torture they endure, due to their own hand.