ZEAL & ARDOR
Manuel Gagneux expands his vision
One of 2017’s breakout stars, Manuel Gagneux’s Zeal & Ardor project enamoured the underground and beyond. This year, he’s taking his vision even further.
“It’s more an issue of being impatient,” says Manuel of the pressures of recording a followup to Devil Is Fine, stressing that he now has the tools to spend more time nurturing his unique sound. “We’ve been playing these new songs since April. We know people like them and we’re all giddy to release them upon the masses in a well-recorded fashion. But these things take time, and now that we have the means, we would like to use them to enlist competent people and equipment that actually works!”
While he’s tight-lipped about how the new material will sound on record, he does list his other ambitions for the year: “My main goals are to tour my butt off, release a record I’m happy with and finally learn how to make a beef wellington.”
We look forward to those tour dates and possibly a dinner invitation.
Manuel Gagneux: splitting his time between the road and the kitchen