Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Yesterday, a reader from my blog in Portuguese tipped me about singer Zoë Avril. It was the first time I heard about this French girl and I fell in love immediately. I found out that she released her debut record in 2008 and, in 2009, she announced she was taking a break from the musical scene. Let’s hope she ends this break soon!Meanwhile, we can have fun listening to some of the tracks from her one and only album, my favorites so far are Paris tout va bien and Le Réveillon.Paris tout vas bien by Zoë Avril on GroovesharkLe Réveillon…

Do you guys remember I made a post here about Nadeáh? Well, I’ve got news for you. She just released a new video clip for the song At the moment, one of my favorites from her first solo record, called Venus gets even. For those who don’t know that, Nadeáh is Australian and lives in Paris, she started her career as one of the singers of the project Nouvelle Vague.

The great website Pure Charts announced yesterday that the song chosen to be the single that will promote the homage album dedicated to Gilbert Bécaud is the amazing The day that the rains came down, interpreted by German singer Ayo (accompanied with the band Readymade FC). The record was released in December last year (in the 10th anniversary of Bécaud’s death) and features covers with the voices of heavy weights of the French chanson such as Alain Souchon, Olivia Ruiz, Renan Luce and Alex Beaupain. However, in my opinion the best version is really the one sang by Ayo. Check it out.

Yesterday I got an email from a Belgium artist telling me about his work. His name is Frédéric Lorge, and he uses the artistic name of Deauville. His first record of French music will be out next 15th, on iTunes Store. Out of all the songs on his SoundCloud page, my favorite was the charming L’important, and yesterday I listened to it over and over.

Pink Martini’s newsletter arrived today with an interesting information about an exciting new product (first time I ever heard about such a thing): the Playbutton.The playbutton is nothing but a lapel pin that plays music, literally. How cool is that??In Pink Martini’s case, they are releasing their first record in this brand new format and the amazing Sympathique button is available for the price of US$ 10 (it comes with an USB charger). The songs are in the same order of the original album and they can’t be downloaded.And if you are as amazed as I am with the idea for…

Singer Barcella released today two new titles that will be released in his next record, scheduled to be out in…I have no idea when. Anyhow, there’s a very nice song called Ma Douce available on his website and there’s also Claire Fontaine, a song that you can download for free (who doesn’t love free stuff, right? I know I do). I’d prefer that the free song would have been Ma Douce, but you know what they say, we can’t have it all. Be careful clicking on Barcella’s website, though: the song is programmed in autoplay (don’t you hate when they…

I posted here that, since last Monday, Emily Loizeau on her Fan Page that she was back in studio for the recording of her third record. Since then, she’s been posting images for her so called “Journal de bord d’enregistrement” and I decided to post the pictures here, since I know it’s not everyone who has a Facebook account (is it really?). And, of course, that’s a pretty good reason to listen to one of her songs. I selected Voilà Pourquoi, a cute song from Emily Loizeau’s her first record, to be the soundtrack of this post. Day 01: Monday Day 02: Tuesday…

Great news this Monday.The new Anaïs single is available on iTunes Store (only in Europe, as far as I know) and the great website Filles Sourires posted a player with the new song.And I have just read on Emily Loizeau’s fan page that she is in studio for the recordings of her new record. I don’t have any other information regarding to release date or name yet, but I’ll post it as soon as I find out.While we wait for her new record, how about remembering one of the songs from her last album?

So, it’s that time of the year. Love is in the air. Everywhere you look, heart shaped balloons seem to be floating around. There’s no denying, even the coolest couples are somehow affected by Valentine’s Day. And what’s best for the background of your special day with your better half than French music? Seriously, French chanson is to music what Valentine’s Day is to every other day of the year. So I prepared a little list for those who are looking for the perfect soundtrack to surprise and dazzle their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. And I’d like to remind…

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