Viscerally unique and powerful in its message, “Viens” is our first glimpse into divine&acajou’s enchanting music that encourages us to stay true to ourselves and not settle for less.
Photo creds: Camille Decugis
divine&acajou’s debut single, in both French and English, crosses streams of slam, chamber and indie-pop with clarity and grace, utilizing her emotive lyricism and captivating vocals perfectly. Released on December 15th, 2021, “Viens” explores subjects of desire, waiting and hope within frustration. Its crisp production and electric mix of classic instrumentation and modern pop sensibilities make it one of the most exciting indie tracks of recent months. Utterly unique, “Viens” has a strong sense of self only exemplified by its powerful message.
The name is derived from ‘divine’ and ‘acajou’; strength and her connection to her center. Her musical journey began at 5 when she started learning the violin and continued through professional singing in a choir. French in blood but American at heart, divine&acajou is inspired by French artists such as Berger and Rita Mitsouko as well as American artists like Simon & Garfunkel.
Rooted in the movement of women empowerment, a movement very dear to divine&acajou’s heart, her first track is sincere and layered. Exploring deep concepts with maturity, “Viens” is a track that draws you in from the opening bars and has you begging for more. At the very start of her incredibly exciting career, there’s no better time to check out divine&acajou’s incredible debut single. Stream “Viens” here now!
Reviewed by Ciarán Coleman