HEAR THIS: Christine and the Queens
There must be an air of despair that crosses Nantes dance clubs once Héloïse Letissier leaves France to shake the further reaches of the world with french pop as Christine and the Queens. When exploring, Christine and the Queens ultimately has one thing on her mind: the art of dance. It’s more than a language to her, one that ascends her bilingual nature. Be it in a lawyer’s office or a laid back beach, there’s always the need to stray into performance. Wavelengths of electronics give the pulse to her smooth take on words (“Tilted”), making her vocal metre dazzling, both in joy (“Safe and Holy”) and sadness (“Paradis Perdus”). Her self-titled record is an astonishing feat that will make you collapse and move.