In 2005 Roisin Murphy released a proper quirkmonger of an album called Ruby Blue, which was produced with Matthew Herbert and had his signature elusive sonic approach. It is arguable that nothing Matthew Herbert has done since then has come close to fusing such brave idiosyncrasy with an attempt at (a bit of) mainstream appeal. That is, until now.

Meet French electronic musician and producer, s a r a s a r a, whose heavy reliance on pulsating bass and frenetic electronic beats gives her an FKA twigs nuance with heightened pomp. As exemplified by the first two singles to emerge from her Matthew Herbert co-produced debut album, 'Supernova' and 'Euphoria', the singer and her collaborator take the route once travelled by Murphy on Ruby Blue and update it with a post-modern twist.

s a r a s a r a's album is called Amor Fati and here she talks to The 405 about the process of creating it.

If I had to summarise Amor Fati in one sentence, it would be...

It's the preface.

I chose the title Amor Fati because...

I fell in love with Nietzsche's philosophy and Thus Spoke Zarathustra a few years ago - it was a life changing book. Amor Fati is not just about passively accepting or loving your fate, it's more than that, it's about really wanting it, attracting it. In order to do that you need to pursue the intuitive life, which is the highest degree of life, the materialisation of your will to power your consciousness, your essence, your little light, the thing that makes your atoms hold together and move, whatever you want to call it... And intuition is about listening to your body, because it knows. Meditation, eating natural, avoiding energy vampires are concrete everyday techniques to get there. It's also like a muscle that you need to train, the more you practice, the clearer it becomes. One day, I decided to align my life with this and since then, fabulous things happened. It's scary at first, it gets scarier when you realise the power of all this. And that's why I had to call it that.

The first song I wrote for the album was...

'Euphoria'.

Working on the album with Matthew Herbert was...

I don't have a word for it. The closest I could get, I think, is enlightening, because I learned a lot thanks to him - about a lot of things and about myself.

My favourite part of the recording process was when...

I don't think you can compare because feelings are so different, I enjoyed all of it. I really liked writing. It's lonely and I really enjoy solitude. I can sit still and meditate on lyrics for hours in silence, or go to the forest for a walk, listen to what I did with fresh ears and air. I just really like the idea of being here alone with my idea and exploring it, exploring myself, deeper and deeper. It's another dimension, it's peaceful and you usually come back with answers. Working with Matthew was a continuation of this. And then, it's also amazing when other people get involved, mastering, images, videos, live etc... Little by little, they help you realise what you did, they add their magic to it, these feelings are really pleasurable. At the same time, it's like letting someone else hold your baby, you become very protective of it. If someone treats it badly, it gets messy... like, blood-on-the-walls messy.

The song that has evolved the most between its initial version and the finished album version is...

If you take the very first versions of the songs, they all have evolved a lot. They are like little organisms, they take time to grow and mature. I have maybe 20 versions of each song, with at least two or three major changes in them. You don't want to listen to that.

The song that took the longest to nail down / get right was...

I think 'Sun', because of the multiple vocal layers.

I knew Amor Fati was finished when...

To me it's not really finished just yet, I'm working on other videos and live shows. All of this is a part of it. I'm more aware of what it is today than I was a few months ago, but I feel like I need these pieces to make complete sense of it in my head and say "OK it's finished".

The song I am most attached to on the album is...

'Wonderland' because it's the last song I wrote. It feels closer to me in time.

From all of the tracks, the one I am most excited about performing live is...

'Wonderland', the atmosphere is so special. And 'Sapphire' is really cool too, it's going to be just me a cappella and playing crystal noises with a fantastic controller made by Crewdson - the result is so weird.

The lyric I am most proud of on the album is...

I don't think I can choose because they all mean something special, I'm über proud of the whole thing, really.

Amor Fati is released Nov 11 via One Little Indian.