posted January 10th, 2024

Fixing us into the much-needed posture of passive resistance for this (r)evolutionary new (s)election year, “Panser L’inacceptable” is Laetitia Sadier's second single (and video!) from the forthcoming Rooting For Love. Flowing toward the album’s February 23rd release, it follows the previously released single and video “Une Autre Attente.”

On “Panser L’inacceptable,” Laetitia’s wheel-like rhythm guitar paddles the waters atop a raft of Gamelan patterns, synthesized strings trailing in her wake. The video, created by Laetitia and filmmaker Christopher Thomas Allen, flashes through images of the natural world: water, stone formations, long rays of sunlight and stalks of wheat provide an idyllic mise-en-scene eventually wandered through by Laetitia herself. As she passes barefoot through a wood and bundled up through a cemetery, the images of nature's riches take on a Tarkovskian resonance: an idyll from which we humans find ourselves at an unnatural remove. The chorus swells greater with each pass, and as Laetitia slowly sinks into the sea and through the woods, we consider the title: “Panser L’inacceptable” ("panser" meaning to bandage, or otherwise treat damage) — a headfirst dive into handling and healing past wounds. This theme hangs omnipresent in the endless skies stretching over the ten tracks that make up Rooting For Love.

With Rooting For Love, Laetitia continues her journey of the self through time, space and collective consciousness, with an album set alight by the heat of a turbulent world, collapsing institutions and Laetitia’s fully-engaged process of expression, not to mention orchestration. Scored with organs, guitars, bass, synths, trombones, vibraphones, live and programmed drums, Rooting for Love is guided by Laetitia’s empathic presence, leading an ensemble that includes bassist Xavi Muñoz, Hannes Plattmeier and Emma Mario programming drums and synths (as well as mixing tracks), and a vocal assembly of men and women billed as "The Choir," alongside a talented cast of players and singers from Laetitia’s Source Ensemble and beyond.

After an extended tour with the mighty Stereolab in 2022, Laetitia’s first U.S. tour in seven years commences this spring with a performance at The Chapel in San Francisco on Saturday, March 2. Tickets are now on sale!

Laetitia Sadier 2024 Tour Dates:

Sat. March 2 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Mon. March 4 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
Tue. March 5 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
Wed. March 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret *
Fri. March 8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
Sat. March 9 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake *
Mon. March 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club *
Tue. March 12 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
Wed. March 13 - Detroit, MI @ Third Man
Fri. March 15 - Toronto, ON @ Garrison
Sat. March 16 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Wed. March 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust ^
Thu. March 21 - Boston, MA @ Arts at the Armory ^
Fri. March 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's ^
Sat. March 23 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd ^
Mon. March 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
Tue. March 26 - Nashville, TN @ Blue Room
Thu. March 28 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Upstairs %
Fri. March 29 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada %
Sat. March 30 - Austin, TX  @ Parish %
Tue. April 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge %
Wed. April 3 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s %
Thu. April 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon %
Fri. April 5 - Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Tavern %
Mon. April 8 - San Juan, PR @ Club 77

* w/ Susan James
# w/ Radio Outernational
^  w/ Storefront Church
% w/ Sofia Bolt

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier