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Spring is one the most inspiring seasons of the year. Not only because it brings the green and the flowers back to the gardens, but because it’s a promise of joyful days and a reminder that there’s a warm summer to hope for. Although the spring began in March, my best friend, who lives in Paris, told that the season of the flowers only arrived in the City of Light last week. So, here’s  a list of the songs I like the most about the Spring.

Some say that Gainsbourg, himself, wasn’t exactly a great singer and did no interpreted his songs in the best way possible, and that is the reason why, during his lifetime, he did no achieve worldwide fame he so much deserved. I disagree to that. I really think Gainsbourg knew exactly how to sing his songs and the fact is that in all of the covers of his songs, the ones I like the most are those that show a resemblance on the way he originally sang. Drawing made by Vincent Lefebvre But that’s a matter of taste, and everyone is…

Well, I guess it’s time for the year lists (OK, I admit, I’m a little late). 2011 was very good year for French music production, therefore, deserves a well thought list. There was new records by Bénabar, Alain Souchon, Coeur de Pirate, Camille, Claire Denamur, Thomas Doutronc Laurent Voulzy, a tribute to Gilbert Bécaud and even Christmas album of Michel Legrand. The reason I decided to illustrate this post with the pretty fine face of Coeur de Pirate is because she was the artist of the year. The young talented Canadian released a record the shone a little brighter on…

On the original version of Under Paris Skies, I published, in the end of 2009, a list I made with the top 10 records of the decade. Since I didn’t manage to put it in order, I decided that the list would follow chronological order, since all the records bellow are so amazing.As you are going to notice, the list features mostly the artists from the nouvelle scène française, since I think they were the real stars of the decade when it comes to French music.Henri Salvador :: Chambre avec Vue (2000)The decade started great with this gorgeous record by…

It was announced, during the end of the last week, the nominees for this year’s edition of the award Les Victoires de la Musique. Since in 2010 and 2011, I’ve been doing some predictions in my Portuguese blog, I guess this became some sort of tradition (which I’m now doing in English). I only listed below the categories I’m interested in. In case you want to see the whole list, just click here. So here’s my predictions for this year’s big winners. My predictions are the ones in bold. The award ceremony will be held March, 3. Let’s wait and see! Best Male Artist Benjamin…

First of all I want to thank the talented Vincent Lefebvre for the beautiful Christmas illustration he so kindly created for the blog. Because nothing better than a stunning Christmas decoration to warm up this blog and share a little joy with the world. Thank you very much, Vincent. Next, I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! And, since this blog is all about French Music, nothing better than that to celebrate this time of the year. I chose two songs from the Christmas compilation made by great Michel Legrand to share with you. And here they…

Coeur de Pirate released last week her long waited second record. And I’m already in love with it. I believe It’s hard for a singer/songwriter who had a very successful first record to release a second one. But, in this case, this young talented québécoise did it again. The new work is called Blonde and I think I like it even better then her debut album. In case you are interested, the songs are on sale at the online store in the singer’s website. It can also be heard on Youtube, if you feel like having a taste of it.…

I’ve been listening a lot to Françoise Hardy’s “Tous les garçons et les filles” ( in a free translation: All the boys and girls). The original version is wonderful and irreplaceable. However, Canadian singer/songwriter Coeur de Pirate, made an incredible cover in a television show that gave the song a more modern approach maintaining the amazing 60’s atmosphere. And that’s today’s Monday’s song. And here’s the original version sang by absolute all time diva Françoise Hardy:

Coincidentally, I just found out that Canadian Coeur de Pirate is making a tour in the US. You don’t know why is this a coincidence? Click here to find out. A complete list of tour dates and venues (some of them in Europe) can be seeing in this link. Her long waited second record “Blonde” is going to be released on November 7th, and you can already take a peek clicking on the player below. Coeur de pirate || Teaser Adieu from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo. And, since I can’t get enough of Coeur de Pirate, here’s a…