Monthly Archives: April, 2012

If there’s a anthem that represents the very essence of the chanson française, it’s name is, without a doubt, La vie en rose. Written by Édith Piaf and Louis Guglielmi, and released in 1947, the song soon became a hit worldwide, having sold over a million copies only in the United States. The song was also responsible for launching Édith Piaf’s career across the globe and the version recorded by Louis Armstrong, in 1950, only reinforced the idea that La vie en rose was born to become a timeless classic. Below, you can see a brief selection of some of…

It’s not really news that Iggy Pop had already been flirting with the good old French chanson, but today I read some surprising piece of news: the Huffington Post announced that the former leader of the Stooges is releasing a new record with covers of French classics, singing songs by some of the greatest: like Henri Salvador, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg, Édith Piaf and Joe Dassin.If you want a taste of the record, you can click on the links below to listen to the first minute of each song.» Et si tu n’existais pas (Joe Dassin)» La Javanaise (Serge Gainsbourg)…

Yay! Berry, one of my favorites from the nouvelle scène française, gave us a little present today. Her new record, to be released on April 23, is entirely online, available to listen in streaming. How awesome is that? I just love when artists (and the labels) make decisions like this. It kind of gives me a feeling that they understand a little something about the world today. If you’re ready to listen, simple choose one of the two options given below (connect with Facebook or give your email address) and you’re ready to go! If that doesn’t work, the original…

Everyone knows that the beautiful and talented singer Berry is releasing a new record. After putting on her website a video with scenes of the recordings of Si c’est la vie, the first single of her very awaited second record, she now gave us another taste of what’s yet to come. For those who will be lucky enough to be in Paris in June, Berry is scheduled to play in the 12th and 13th. The tickets are already available for sale and they cost 25 euros.