Divine Love is the unreleased debut album and second single of Swedish-Belgian duo Victoria+Jean. The album has been recorded during two years all over the world and all the tracks will be released one after the other with a unique film director doing its own interpretation of the group’s music.
There’s really no point in playing the reference game with Victoria+Jean; it just wouldn’t work for them. Although Victoria sings and Jean plays guitar – like thousands of others across the globe – their new album Divine Love is from another world.
Victoria spent just enough time in Stockholm to enter this life, passed through London to get an education before she discovered Paris. Then comes Brussels, her meeting with Jean, an uncommonly talented musician and latent globetrotter. The Victoria + Jean duet is born. Their first opus reflects their lives: between cities, between sights. The album sleeve mentions some of today’s greatest sound engineers, those mysterious sorcerers who toiled on some of their favourite records, including John Parish (PJ Harvey), Ian Caple (Tricky, Tindersticks, Bashung), Christoffer Berg (Depeche Mode, The Knife, Fever Ray) and Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode, The Horrors) and the high priestess of mastering, Mandy Parnell.
Victoria + Jean’s journey starts here. Divine Love. For those who might still have doubts: love is divine.
In their own words: “As Love can be Divine, Divine is love, Love is a strange thing that we all want and don’t want to let go, for as a drug, it envelops us all in a comfy cotton candy like way. For some are ready for anything to keep it and to have it.
“When we composed the song it just came out like something evident, we composed it in Sweden, Jean did some percussive beats on the border of a lake and since then, it really hasn’t changed. It’s got that drifty feeling to it, as love can have.”
This song was mixed by Ian Caple: Tricky, Tindersticks and Kate Bush.