[ Cartell Music / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Friday 27 February 2015
So Frenchy So Chic, the annual compilation of the year's best new music from France, is back for its triumphant eleventh edition.
How has So Frenchy stayed so fresh? Simple. As the style of French music changes - with an accent on indie one year, reinvented yé-yé the next - So Frenchy changes to reflect the current sound. Right now French music is enjoying newfound popularity around the world, with new tunes, fresh faces and an exciting sense of momentum.
That excitement is captured on the 2015 edition of So Frenchy, with a few familiar voices in the mix for regular listeners. The French-Finnish indie-pop band The Dø and France's ever popular chanteuse Emilie Simon as well as longtime favourites Féfé and Camille are also featured in a couple of typically effervescent, toe-tapping tracks.
A few new names to take note of include Cléa Vincent, whose irresistibly danceable track 'Retiens mon désir' kicks off the compilation with a nod to classic sounds of the 80s. Elsewhere, the romantic dandies Feu! Chatterton offer two tracks - one in a confessional, slow-burn Serge Gainsbourg vein titled 'A l'aube' and the other an up-tempo piece of epic pop titled 'La Malinche'.
Singing in English, Mina Tindle effortlessly blends her folk and new-wave style in 'The Curse', while Scarecrow reworks some traditional blues sounds into his own brilliant hip-hop. There is no one genre called 'French' (despite what iTunes says) which means that across the two-disc collection of songs you'll meet a wide range of musical styles. The one thing every selection shares is quality.
Cléa Vincent - Retiens Mon Désir
Feu! Chatterton - La Malinche
Boogers - Running in the flame
La Féline - La fumée dans le ciel
Marie-Flore - Empty walls
Raphael Gualazzi - L'amie d'un italien (Rainbows) [With Camille]
Cliché - En catimini
Scarecrow - The Well
MLCD [My Little Cheap Dictaphone]- Bitter taste of life
The Dø - Opposite Ways
Poom - Les Voiles
La Femme - It's time to wake up (2023)
Coralie Clément - Un Dimanche en hiver
Lucas Santtana - Diary of a bike feat. Féfé Mina Tindle - The Curse
Jesus Christ Fashion Barbe - Finger is on
Radio Elvis - La Traversée
Robi - On ne meurt plus d'amour
Mark Berube - Carnival
Soviet Suprem - French Romance
Arthur H - L'Autre Côté De La Lune
Kid Francescoli with Julia- Blow Up
Odezenne - Rien
Emilie Simon - Des Larmes
Feu! Chatterton A l'Aube
Franck Monnet - Differents