Waiting For Words is a collective built around the charismatic and multiskilled Zen. Each album is a new adventure as a boat on a cruise, embarking on board for longer or shorter trips, some talented artists. Waiting For Words may be compared to a modern and daring version of OMD Their music mixes cleverly rock, pop, new wave and electrodark structures, forming special and pleasant sounds.
The prestigious carrier of the group outside French borders is surprising: interviews with the BBC, unanimous positive reviews, rankings in the alternative charts in Europe and the USA, and touring in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland ... until a signature on the English label Foundry Records and an going collaboration with Steve Prestage (Japan, XTC, Peter Gabriel) on mixing and production...
The fifth album, "Follow The Signs" was released in January 2012
This new adventure brings together around ZeN : Melanoboy, guitarist / keyboards / production, Electrocaine on keyboards, and Soe V duetting on several tracks, but most of all, marking the album with her footprint with many lyrics and compositions. Already there on the previous album, she brings her femininity and an almost magical touch to the sound of Waiting.
Waiting For Words have all to succeed through an efficient combination retro AND futurism, up and mid-tempo, a solid and very strong Epic Electronic Pop style, with perfect vocals, inspired by syncopated melodies of bands such as Depeche Mode or Camouflage.
The production is powerful, keyboards are omnipresent, some catchy electro sound, choruses quickly memorized, and beats going from EBM/Dark/Industrial to Tip Hop or more club oriented.
This new album, partly produced by the fans of the band, with 13 tracks, has already seen three singles relased with two amazing promo video that have been spreaded around the web: Out Of Control and Miles Away.
The next single, PAIN, will be released in September 2012 with an astonishing video shot in New York while they were touring US for the first time.
On stage, Waiting For Words created a universe giving color and atmosphere to each title with screenings projections, sometimes video, sometimes computer 3D generated images, bringing a real atmosphere to the music.
In line with what our British friends call "Performers", this band can make the crossover with the "mainstream" by offering a real show that breaks the rigidity resulting too often in this style