Okay, okay, so it was a little premature to assume former Girls frontman Christopher Owens had given up the musical ghost in favor of the runway, and we’re relieved to say the least.
Turns out, Owens is preparing to debut his first solo album Lysandre in January 2013. The album documents Owens’ first tour, where he falls in love with Lysandre, a girl working at a music festival. A concept album in its truest sense, Lysandre is exclusively in the key of A, contains diagetic sound effects, and tells its story chronologically. Owens shares his feelings about his endeavor:
I feel like this is the most focused effort I’ve ever made musically; telling a story from one song to the next in order of occurrence, making the album almost like one long song. A little bit like a musical. I’m very proud of it and happy it worked so well. I’m pleased to be able to share it with the world; its story, its music, its universal and classic themes. It’s a coming of age story, a road trip story, a love story. It’s a moment in time that has been captured and brought to life through art. For you, for me, for us. For what it’s worth.
Read more about the album and listen to the first two tracks in The FADER