LINGUA IGNOTA annonce une forme de fin

Pierre Sopor 2 novembre 2022

On le pressentait à l'écoute du récent et superbe Sinner Get Ready, dont notre chronique s'achevait sur l'impression que Kristin Hayter, à force de catharsis et d'exorcismes musicaux réussissait à prendre le dessus sur ses démons et sublimer sa souffrance. L'artiste le confirme : LINGUA IGNOTA, c'est (un peu) fini, du moins comme on la connaît. Il reste quelques dates début 2023 et "quelques autres choses" puis il sera temps pour elle de refermer ce livre de douleurs qu'elle écrit depuis 2017, expliquant que ce n'est pas sain pour elle de revivre encore et encore les traumatisme et la souffrance qui lui ont inspiré ce projet si intense.

Pour autant Hayter ne disparaîtra pas de la circulation mais se concentrera sur de nouveaux projets, laissant juste ses anciennes créations derrière elle. Que ce soit avec ce nom ou un autre, on sera là pour les écouter, c'est promis.

Voici son communiqué en entier (et en anglais) : 

From the heart. These upcoming dates, and a few things in early 2023, will be the last times I perform this music.

I have so much gratitude for what has been afforded me, and the beauty of the community that has gathered around what I do. Committing myself to this project and all that has come with it has also been acutely painful. This time last year I was non-functional. Then, out of desperation, I gave myself permission to heal for the first time. There is still so much work for me to do, but these months of personal growth have allowed me to see myself clearly, my strengths and my shortcomings. Every day I do conscious, active work to stay present — where I am safe, rather than mired in my past — where I was not. I will not allow my wounds to destroy me. I want to live a healthy, happy life and have changed much in myself and my surroundings to bring light in. As such the art has to change too. It is not healthy for me to relive my worst experiences over and over through LI, and my healing has finally allowed me to *feel* how painful that is. I am taking a new direction with my music and I am looking forward to the future. I want to let you know in light of some (very cool) things that will be announced soon that I am retiring this catalog, this pain. This era is over for me. I will give my final performances of this music everything I have, and I look forward to the actual great pleasure of interpreting hymns for you. Revelations is upon us. Gentle friends, it is ok to let go. Thank you for sharing the dark with me, it is time to move forward.