Tunisian-born/New York-based singer Emel Mathlouthi will be releasing a new album called Everywhere We Looked Was Burning on September 27th through Partisan Records. It was recorded with producers Steve Moore [Zombi] and Ryan Seaton in the Catskill Mountains, after having written in collaboration with the likes of Ash Koosha, Karim Attoumane and Amine Metani, and finds her singing mostly in English for the first time.

The daring edge of working with musicians who break the mould like those named can certainly be heard on Mathlouthi's new single 'Rescuer'. Her powerfully mournful voice quickly has you locked in its grasp, and she exerts great control and dexterity over it as the song moves through deserts of negative space. Around her voice, which manages to draw from her African heritage, she has built up very modern production of clicks and whirrs, which enhance both the beauty and the bravery harnessed in 'Rescuer', made all the more dramatic by tasteful implementation of strings and synths as the song builds to its conclusion.

Check out the video for 'Rescuer', directed by Alessandra Leone, below.

Emel Mathlouthi's new album Everywhere We Looked Was Burning is out September 27th on Partisan. She's got these tour dates ahead:

23.10.2019 Vienna (AT), Salam Orient Festival
24.10.2019 Dresden (DE), Jazzclub Tonne
25.10.2019 Berlin (DE), Frannz Club
26.10.2019 Hamburg (DE), Kampnagel
29.10.2019 Paris (FR), Cafe de La Danse
01.11.2019 Amsterdam (NL), Melkweg
02.11.2019 Den Haag (NL), Crossing Border Festival
03.11.2019 Brussels (BE), Botanique
05.11.2019 London (UK), Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen