This our new formula. Rather than one flash, get three, slightly shorter. For this New music Friday, we’re reviewing three atmospheres and three styles very differents but that we like equally.
PARIS – BEYROUTH – CYRIL MOKAIESH
This album is one of those that make us travel automatically just with their title. Is there a trap and are we going to stay in place? No, thankfully. Cyril Mokaiesh has a lot to say through rich and eclectic rhythms, and lots of travels to propose us besides the one promised by the title (Pardon Paris, Beyrouth). We go through philosophy, hope and his origins as there’s everything here. Le Grand Changement is probably the most complete song of this beautiful album. Don’t miss it.
THE ARCHER – ALEXANDRA SAVIOR
Here is a fresh folk-rock breeze. Dreamlike and light, for her second album Alexandra Savior has everything of a mermaid: our ear is immediately and inevitably attracted to her harmonies and echoes we hear in the fog of our mind, yet she’s still independent and potentially dangerous. The danger? The addiction to her fresh bittersweet universe. We accept it and embrace it right away as we listen to Soft Currents, Can’t Help Myseft and The Phantom. A diamond in the rough to put on repeat from now on.
00959525 – FOO FIGHTERS
In the rock with big boots family, I’d like the one who’s here since the dawn of days. Dave Grohl and his friends from Foo Fighters are back with a surprise EP for the New Year. If objectively, the sound is far from perfect, that they’ve done better and that there’s nothing really new here, it is a must-have for fans and those who are patiently waiting for their next LP. We’re watching the band as we listen to How I Miss You.
La vie est ailleurs – Cyril Mokaiesh
The Archer – Alexandra Savior
How I Miss You – Foo Fighters