Nouveau Départ is the eighth album from Bordeaux-based composer Franck Zaragoza and his electronically focused Ocoeur eponym. Zaragoza's recent Ocoeur collec\ons have focused on personal introspec\on as a solid thema\c basis, and Nouveau Départ con\nues an arch that began with 2021's Connec\on. In recent years, Zaragoza began prac\cing ajen\ve mindfulness, consciously focusing on his connec\on with the world, believing that happiness is ajainable in the moment and not something that is only flee\ngly tangible in the future. Zaragoza comments, "We can all transform our emo\ons from anger and sadness to happiness and compassion. Such a transforma\on in thought can profoundly affect the people around us. Nouveau Départ was composed in the spirit of love, empathy, and deep understanding." Nouveau Départ is an aural representa\on of this kind of mindfulness and could be viewed as a soundtrack to foster feelings of humanity and thoughÇulness for those around us. Beginning such considera\on is the start of a journey, and Nouveau Départ is a great companion for such passage.