Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains have always done their own thing.
New album ‘Solide Mirage’ is out shortly, and it’s a typically daring display of creativity, rendered by musicians who follow their own path.
Lyrically, the material can’t help but reflect the times it was crafted in – economically tumultuous, politically fractious, and dominated by the lingering spectre of terrorism.
There is hope, however. New cut ‘Grand Dereglement’ is a physical return, and the visuals emphasise this.
The video features Palestinian Dabké dancer Mohamed Okal, who fled his the events in Gaza to seek refuge in Brussels.
Directed by Jack Barraclough and Frànçois himself, the beautiful clip finds Okal dancing in one of Brussels’ most beautiful and historic buildings, emblematic of the friendship between nations.
Check it out now.