Christine And The Queens (the Héloïse Letissier thread)

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Ok so this album is Top 10 over here and at least half of it is straight-up fantastic. No thread so far?

Well anyway..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBzsjga73s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uWY7bwycEs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9XeN3MSbyk

what say you?

piscesx, Tuesday, 12 July 2016 22:23 (two years ago) Permalink

She's great. Because of the internets, I'm not sure when it's being released where, but it's been out since early-ish 2015.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:08 (two years ago) Permalink

can anyone explain the sudden commercial success of this? upon seeing it in the UK top 10 my guess initially was the TV appearances and glastonbury but then i saw that she was top 10 in australia too and she hasn't, to my knowledge, had much mainstream exposure here.

she's a superlative performer. my favourites are saint claude, tilted and safe and holy but the whole album is a very pleasant listen. allegedly the songs are better in original french - i'm yet to confirm tho

art baengels (monotony), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Is the tv show Girls popular in Australia?

poolboy skew (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:24 (two years ago) Permalink

the album has been big here in France since last year so I'm surprised to see that it's only breaking now elsewhere.

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:56 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah some of these songs have been around for a very long time. the 'IT' demo is on youtube dated 2011.

piscesx, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Is the tv show Girls popular in Australia?

no more so than anywhere else afaik

art baengels (monotony), Thursday, 14 July 2016 01:08 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

New album coming soon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQcNkpSuPg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnLdw5IOvy4

monotony, Friday, 18 May 2018 04:05 (six months ago) Permalink

well this is a huge leap forward

boxedjoy, Friday, 18 May 2018 11:25 (six months ago) Permalink

What's with the lack of posts on ilx about her? Is there a different thread? Baflling.

piscesx, Friday, 18 May 2018 14:52 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Love the new single ('Girlfriend')and sterling work by co-producer Dam Funk. Worth checking her performance on latest edition of Jools Holland if you have access to iPlayer.

millmeister, Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:52 (four months ago) Permalink

Forgot about YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptu3TFmF0Jo

millmeister, Monday, 25 June 2018 13:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Totally obsessed with the latest single
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCwD5f1APTY

joshywinty (josh), Sunday, 8 July 2018 02:52 (four months ago) Permalink

Wow, that one is so excellent!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 July 2018 03:09 (four months ago) Permalink

So excited for this album. I liked the debut, but these two singles are miles ahead of anything on there.

kitchen person, Sunday, 8 July 2018 05:10 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Liking this a lot, much more than 'Doesn't matter'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8eulIH7tU0

Jeff W, Saturday, 18 August 2018 14:00 (three months ago) Permalink

this album is gonna rule

monotony, Sunday, 19 August 2018 03:28 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF0bAlv4DRc

this is the best one yet. i'm enjoying all these singles much more than anything from the debut, excited for this

ufo, Friday, 24 August 2018 15:53 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

this is a really great album and probably my favourite pop album this year, but 'the stranger' is such an odd closer, it's so different in tone to the rest of the album it just feels like a bonus track. also weird that 'le g' isn't included on the english version

ufo, Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:04 (one month ago) Permalink

This is fantastic - I like how the Spotify version immediately gives you the entire album all over again but in French. (The French version is better!)

Matt DC, Friday, 21 September 2018 11:40 (one month ago) Permalink

i am really surprised this hasn't got much attention here yet, like it's one of the best pop albums of the year (the best imo), draws heavily on jam & lewis, excellent lyrics discussing gender etc. (at least in english but my bilingual friend says the french lyrics are even better)

idk that all seems like ilm bait to me

ufo, Monday, 24 September 2018 06:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I like this album a lot.

Tim F, Monday, 24 September 2018 06:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Really not feeling it (compared to first LP) but I guess I'm just not that into the stuff (eg 80s gloss-funk) she references

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 24 September 2018 07:48 (one month ago) Permalink

and lyrically, sure it's articulate but, boy, does it feel talkative

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 24 September 2018 07:51 (one month ago) Permalink

something french... talkative... ?????!

||||||||, Monday, 24 September 2018 08:29 (one month ago) Permalink

talkative isn't a problem at all to me, it's just refreshing to hear someone cover this lyrical ground so well when others that have tried similar things and even been praised (such as shaking the habitual) have just felt clumsy to me

totally fair if you're just not into what it's referencing though, i didn't really get into her debut much at all

ufo, Monday, 24 September 2018 09:16 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m in awe of what she’s achieved with this album - still getting my head around it, frankly. “Bruce est dans le brouillard”... Matty Healy would be weeping.

monotony, Monday, 24 September 2018 13:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I really love this album. I've had it on repeat over the weekend. A huge step up from her debut.

kitchen person, Monday, 24 September 2018 14:40 (one month ago) Permalink

My God this is incredible yeah.

piscesx, Friday, 5 October 2018 02:04 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like she is operating on a level that very few pop acts are even close to approaching rn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPAH_2lf7Mw

monotony, Friday, 5 October 2018 10:47 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8w4gSPIYSc

the choreography is so good on top of everything else

ufo, Friday, 5 October 2018 11:18 (one month ago) Permalink

I like it well enough but won't deliver a final judgment. The electrobeats aren't as twitchy or densely layered as Haim's but she's a more compelling singer than Danielle.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 October 2018 11:28 (one month ago) Permalink


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