This Friday, our selected releases are chill, romantic, and emotionally charged. That’s why we’re diving into French variety, pop, and our weekend all at the same time. Flashes.
SOUDAIN LES OISEAUX – VANESSA PHILIPPE
The world we’re stepping into is soft and made of pieces of daily life. Vanessa Philippe’s new album, Soudain les Oiseaux, is putting us at ease straight away. A hot-and-cold contrast is emanating from the very first track opening the record, a melancholic love song, Si ce soir-là. Vanessa Philippe’s singular voice matches the hard and distorted riffs of the guitar behind. Very sensible when her words are for others (Sister), she is also delicate when she addresses herself (Suivre le Soleil, Les Maux…) and in both instances, we feel implicated. It’s a way we should all choose more often. A beautiful, wise, and intricate album.
MAISON MÈRE – AUTOMNE
With some gorgeous Latin accents, Automne is offering a colourful, strong-minded EP: Maison Mère. Deeply feminist from the first track, La parole, the whole record has something liberating, almost cathartic sometimes, without ever using violence. The violin merges with the guitars and drums naturally, launching a strong emotional charge on us. And yet it’s done with sobriety. This EP is enchanting, a beautiful break of French Variety, for a perfect rest. Like Automne sings it, everything is quiet… Tout est calme. And we float, eyes closed.
CHANGE THE SHOW – MILES KANE
Miles Kane is an old romantic dreamer… Well, more so than usual. This new record is filled with vibes coming from the 50s, fantasized images of the French Riviera, and unique energy that we find in American jazz clubs around the same era. Bright, elegant, and mature, this is a record to be enjoyed in all seasons, anywhere, at any time, often echoing sunshine, holidays, and love. If it’s not Kane’s best album ever, Change The Show is still a great listen and a very enjoyable opus.
Now Playing :
Pantalon de soi – Vanessa Philippe
La parole – Automne
Change The Show – Miles Kane