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Many people who reads this blog comes here because they know that the best way to learn a language is listening to music. And unlike what many readers think, I do not speak French fluently, on the contrary, I would call my level low-intermediate. So today I decided to list some songs that have helped me better understand French. The songs listed were chosen because a) they have a very basic French, b) they are easy to understand; c) they are sung in a very clear French. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me! 1. Sympathique,…

Vincent Delerm is certainly one of the biggest names from the so called nouvelle chanson française and one of my favorites from this new generation. The 35 year old singer/songwriter is the son of Philippe Delerm, a very popular writer whose book of short stories – La Première gorgée de bière et autres plaisirs minuscules – released in 1997, sold over one million copies in France. Vincent first release was back in 2002, with the album Vincent Delerm and soon got great reviews from the critics and was known mostly because of the song Fanny Ardant et moi, in which he talks about an imaginary romance he had…

As everyone knows, todays is the International Women’s Day and, although I’m one of those who are a tiny little bit against choosing one day to celebrate just the existence of a genre (and, hopefully, someday this will sound silly to everyone and an specific date won’t be needed) I do realize the importance of thinking and debating the value of women in society. Of course, since this blog is about French music, I chose some songs that talk about women from different points of views. Belles! Belles! Belles!, a Claude François’ version for Girls!, Girls! Girls! Belinda, by Claude…

The next months will be very productive for the French scene. Some of my favorite artists announced new releases and, to keep things organized, I decided to make a list that will help me keep track of the many new records! ANAÏS Yesterday she announced on her Facebook Fan Page that her new record is ready and will be released on March, 5th. She already released Je n’embrasse pas les garçons and that she will be releasing another new song on February 17, check out the teaser: Anaïs – Danseuse Privée (teaser) por umusic_____________________________________________________________________________ EMILY LOIZEAUEmily has been posting 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…

Yesterday, as I was waiting for the subway, I notice the Christmas campaign of the Galeries Laffayette. And, in the ad, no one less than Iggy Pop. After a quick Google search, I found a teaser with Iggy’s voice inviting people to buy Christmas presents at the famous French store. Who’d say that there would come the day when Iggy Pop would dress up as Santa to advertise in favor of a temple of the capitalism. Iggy Pop pour les Galeries Lafayette – Noël… par GaleriesLafayette And speaking of Iggy Pop and French culture, this post reminded me of two…

Vincent Delerm has just announced a new show. This time, it’s a play with songs and, as the press release says, the singer inverted his creative process. When before he used songs as a pretext to hold a presentation with a theatrical hint, this time he will be using a play as a pretext for presenting new songs.  The play, entitled Memory, will present only unreleased songs mixed with a text wrote by Vincent. As a bonus, Delerm promises there will be a more than special guest: apparently Woody Allen recorded some stuff for the show. The premiere will be…