«Sailing and wandering through the colourful canals bewitched by the beauty of her voice»
V-Monkeys, Camden Town 2006
Camden Town is one of the most interesting and eclectic boroughs in London and has become famous for its atmosphere; a place of individuality which eschews judgement of others. At the end of the 19th century, the opening of Regent's Canal and the construction of the railway gave way to emerging industries in the area: piano manufacturers, wine merchants, gin distillers and whiskey warehouses, which transformed this previously suburban area into a place of bustling noise and steam. It became a part of London where locals would meet in pubs at the end of the day to share beers and local gins.
The 1960s marked one of the biggest shifts in Camden Town’s history when it became a place of cultural and musical revolution. The Roundhouse, originally built as a locomotive shed and then transformed into a gin distillery, became a temple of rock and psychedelia – and the venue in which to rebel against society.
Camden Town is the environment in which a very talented young female artist lived and began her career: Amy Winehouse. Her brassy, sweet-and-sour voice, together with her eclectic mix of soul, rhythm & blues and jazz, enchanted everybody; much in the way a siren enchants sailors. She brought soaring melodies, strident rhythms and lyrics soaked in passion back to popular music. You cannot think of Camden Town without thinking of Amy: she embodied its energy, sound, colours and contradictions.
For Siren & Sailors Julien Rasquinet plays a mesmerising song of warm, feminine and sensual notes, with osmanthus, rose essential LMR, rum absolute, whisky accord, patchouli oil MD LMR, vanilla and musk.
- Siren & Sailors