What happens when you blend the dreaminess of Lana del Reys’ retro style and sound with the mythical power of an enchanting old language? Pure gold. “Tresor” (Treasure) is Gwenno Saunders’ third full-length solo album and the second almost entirely in Cornish (Kernewek). The album is written in St. Ives, Cornwall, just prior to the Covid lockdowns of 2020 and completed in Cardiff during the pandemic along with her producer and musical collaborator, Rhys Edwards.
“Tresor” reveals an introspective focus on home and self, a prescient work echoing the isolation and retreat that has been a central, global shared experience over the past two years. The wider project also includes a companion film, written and directed by Gwenno in collaboration with Anglesey based filmmaker and photographer Clare Marie Bailey.
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