Throughout her illustrious, decades-long career, Ute Lemper’s talent, beauty, and creativity have seen her grace the stage, film, concert halls, and recording studios all over the world. Her music has been translated into dance with the generational talent Pina Bausch; she’s breathed life into songs written for her by the likes of Tom Waits, Phillip Glass, Elvis Costello, and Nick Cave; and she’s received the Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in ‘Chicago’ on the West End before taking it to Broadway. Furthermore, she’s reimagined the classic works of Pablo Neruda, Bertolt Brecht, Charles Bukowski, and others into song. All throughout, her heart, soul, and talent is evident.
Ute Lemper’s latest release, ‘In My Flame’, her most recent single from her album, ‘Time Traveler’, serves as a wonderful and poignant starting point for anyone who might be overwhelmed as to how to begin listening to this incredible artist. Her theatrical vocals are laid over a warm wall of electrical synths, a poetic reflection on the harrowingly emotional journey, undertaken by a relationship in turmoil. With seamless transitions from ecstatic expression to intimate whispers of wishes for what could have been, all in all a lesson in sumptuousness.
Speaking about the song, Ute says,
“In the face of our loss of innocence, a broken heart, the earth heating up, cities exploding and revolutions trying to make a change, I wanted to offer quiet and salvation inside the storm with poetic thoughts and music.”
The music video for ‘In My Flame’, uses AI to draw the story. With wildfires, night cityscapes, roaring oceans, and peaceful country idylls, Ute takes us on a journey, that is as much dream as it is reality.