Halo Maud is a French artist who makes luminous pop music with plenty of layers - emotionally, musically and politically. She has put out singles like 'DuPuvoir/Power' and 'Baptism' in recent months, in the build up to the announcment of her debut album. The news finally broke this week that Halo Maud's debut album Je Suis Un Île will be coming out through Heavenly Recordings on May 25th.

Along with the announcement comes the new single 'Tu Sais Comme Je Suis' ("You know how I am"), perhaps the most accomplished song in her collection so far. Halo Maud's voice has Björk-like qualities, which certainly serve the song well as she playfully jumps between English and French, all the while allowing her delivery to rise and fall with the cresting synthesizer melodies. 'Tu Sais Comme Je Suis' builds and recedes in layers of vivid colour, demanding to be examined as it glides gracefully through movements of frustration and release, showing off Halo Maud's abilities with transforming difficult feelings into something external and appreciable. Then, as the song reaches its conclusion, you can hear the feelings being swept away to become nothing more than a rose-tinted memory.

Halo Maud says of 'Tu Sais Comme Je Suis': "This song is about the end of a love story, a kind of resigned assessment in slow motion of the state of the body and of a state of mind - "you know how I am" - there's nothing we can do anymore, and your body begins to float, slowly escaping until disintegrating itself."

Listen to 'Tu Sais Comme Je Suis' below.

Ahead of Je Suis Un Île's May 25th release date, Halo Maud will be playing some dates in the UK, seen below:

Monday 19th February - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds^
Tuesday 20th February - Stereo, Glasgow^
Wednesday 21st February - Gorilla, Manchester^
Thursday 22nd February - Lantern, Bristol^
Friday 23rd February - The Waiting Room, London *HEADLINE SHOW*
Saturday 24th February - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge - *MATINEE SHOW*

^ = Supporting Baxter Dury