You can find Yoann Lemoine’s name attached to some pretty notable acts: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Lana Del Rey, though not in the way you may expect. Lemoine is a renowned videographer and designer; the former of which is where he crosses paths with those well-known artists. He also makes music under the moniker Woodkid.
In Woodkid, Lemoine’s deep, partial-vibrato vocals can be likened to two artists: Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons, and Australian band Lowlakes. His video for “I Love You” features stunning footage adding to an already emotional track. Here, it’s a terrifying exposé on life, death and heavens. It’s easy to see why the stars have picked up Lemoine.
Throughout Woodkid’s new album, The Golden Age, Lemoine varies his sound from orchestral movements to hypnotic, organ heavy tracks. Most, like “I Love You”, feature monumental percussion. Check out Lemoine’s video for “I Love You” and listen to “Iron” below: