I’m back! Yaay. And bringing good news!No, not good, great news. Pink Martini recently announced the release of their 8th record for September 24. Well, you guys are well aware that it’s not every year that one of my favorite bands give us the pleasure of releasing a new album so, when that happens, it’s always a good reason to celebrate. The name of the band’s unborn baby couldn’t be better: “Get Happy”. I don’t know about you, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m already happy!Anyways, for those of you who live in Paris, my advise is RUN, because…

I know, I know, you guys thought this blog was dead. I’m so sorry I haven’t been updating it more often, I really am. It’s just that life is still a little complicated here in Paris: finding my place in this city, learning the language, looking for a home, for a job, all this things have been consuming all my time (and my thoughts). Sometimes I find myself out of breath with all the information and situations I deal with every day in this whole adventure. Anyway, I just released a new video that is a record of an installation/intervention/manifest created…

After all the snow from the songs about winter I posted last Monday, suddenly, the sun reappears in Paris to remind us that, now, spring days are not that far. For that reason, I woke up today in very high spirits and with this song in my head: And for those who, like me, are big fans of The Lion King, here’s another song that reflects very well this spirit that a little bit of sunshine in the morning brings after so many gray days.

Since yesterday was the 40th anniversary of beloved Benjamin Biolay, I wanted to make him a little hommage. The song of this Monday was out in his last record Vengeance, and it’s a duet with Julia Stone called Conffetis. And since it snowed a lot this last weekend and I saw Paris covered with a white magic carpet for the first time in my life, I decided that it’s absolutely necessary to post a second song for this musical Monday. Unfortunately, I’m too limited to even begin to describe the splendor of beauty that exploded in every corner of this…

I’ve just finished watching the movie Ruby Sparks (and really liked it, by the way) and couldn’t help noticing there’s a lot of French songs in the soundtrack. OK, not a lot, but three is a little more than usual in an American movie, so I decided to list them here. Also, I highly recommend watching the movie.

Mika released last Friday his second third album, called The Origin of Love, and the CD is filled with songs in French! The fact that Mika is singing a lot in French is not surprising, since he is a big hit in Paris and he speaks fluent French (he’s lebanese, after all). The double CD has four songs in French and my favorite, so far, is Karen. Last year, his single Elle me dit was in all the posters in the subway in Paris, but the song did not get me very excited, even after I watched the music video and it was starred…

Yey! I’ve just discovered a new French singer (I love when that happens). Her name is Joko and I stumbled upon her Youtube Channel completely by accident and I found there two very cute songs (that are copied below). The songs in her latest EP did not convince me that much, but I’m certainly keeping an eye on Joko. One last thing: if you happen to be in Paris in September, she will be performing at the cool Café de la Danse. If you LOVED her, check out her official music video here.

Do you want an online radio that plays a nonstop selection of the best of French music? Well, I found this great website that does provides exactly this service.I’ve tested it several days before posting this tip and I found the radio very interesting, though I think they could include some more contemporary artists in their broadcast. But, well, nothing is perfect. Anyway, it’s a great radio that will certainly make you feel under Paris skies.Paris Chanson is also on Facebook.

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned this before here in the blog, but I’m a bit of a psycho when it comes to songs. Sometimes, I get addicted to only one song and I can’t stop listening to it until I get (almost) physically sick. That happened when I first listened to Berry’s latest album Les Passagers. The song that first caught my attention was Ce Matin. I got really addicted to it for about 2 weeks, listening the song every single day, at least 10 times a day. Now, for some reason, I thought about Ce Matin again…

I’ve just discovered, listening to FIP (that great French radio station I already spoke about here), a new singer called Maïa Vidal. The 24 years old young woman is American, but she recorded her first album – called God is my Bike – in Barcelona. She spends a lot of time in Europe and apparently is an admirer of the French chanson. The record brings two tracks in French, but my favorite song is in English and has a beautiful music video. My favorite in French is called Le tango de la femme abandonnée. And after searching for more of her videos on…

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