Beau That Thing Reality on LP + Download
Beau, in both English and French, is a statement on external beauty and what goes on underneath. Their work can get muddled, but it maintains openness to interpretation. They embody both the confidence and fragility of 20 year-old young women. For them, starting a band was the vital, necessary thing to do. And no matter what, they are determined to make it at any cost. Heather Golden, the brunette, and Emma Rose Jenney, the blonde, are as close as sisters.
Immersed in art and culture, music quickly became a way of expressing themselves. This played a role in their influences and writing process. It made them versatile which would be important when forming the duo. But both of their sources of inspiration abound. It's about the music; it's always been about the music. Everything else is geared toward this goal – even their modelling. Fashion simply allows them to assert their styles, without having to force it. You see this and their fantastic New York bohemian lifestyle in Beau. It's less of an episode of Girls than it is a real view of their everyday lives.
When they eventually met Gildas Loaëc, founder of Kitsuné, they recorded their first tracks between London and Nashville with producer Al O'Connell. Their debut EP showcased Beau perfectly, with the infinitely sad love song "Soar Across the Sea," the hopeful "One Wing," or the nod to Joni Mitchell's line "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" that is somewhere between Warpaint and The White Stripes, with "C'mon Please." All three of those auspicious tracks and more are also found on their debut full-length album, That Thing Reality, which will be issued on Kitsuné in March 2016.