Christine & The Queens – Le G

In 2014, all of a sudden, a new pop star stood up in France: Héloïse Letissier with her musical alter ego Christine & The Queens. A stylish act, both musically and in clothing, that can count artists like Stromae, Lorde and Madonna as fans.

Her debut album Chaleur Humaine contains slightly disruptive synthesizer pop (which she calls ‘freak pop’ herself). Letissier sings an awkward mix of French and English, that even the French don’t quite get. Yet (or perhaps because of that) it became a multi-platinum hit. First in her home country, and a year later in the rest of Europe. In order to try and conquer the United States, she re-recorded some of her songs in English and re-released her album.

Now, the artist makes her next move: her new album Chris comes in two versions: one in French and one in English. They’re not completely the same, though, as the French version has one track more, and two of the French songs don’t appear on the English version.

One of those two songs is my favourite on the set: Le G. The music on this new album being more funky and more sexy, I’m not sure whether this track is about G-funk or the G-spot, but either way: it’s as great as it is funky and sexy. Think Janet Jackson, for instance. Even the electric guitar solo at the end fits in nicely with the smooth overall production. Formidable!

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