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Christine and the Queens celebrates the 80s in their new single

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Two years after their short album La vita nuova, and numerous collaborations with Caroline Polachek, Charli XCX, or 070 Shake among others, Christine and the Queens – aka Redcar – is back with a new single and a new identity that bring us back to the synth hysteria of the 1980s.

Will we ever be done with the 80s revival? Musically brought back to life by Fishbach, Dua Lipa, and The Weeknd, this era is at the core of Christine and the Queens’ effective yet poetic new single Je te vois enfin [I Finally See You]. This synthetic melody, carried by mysterious lyrics – “She was waiting for me by the stream to talk / Something else dies in their souls at once / They have tears and rose petals” – is reminiscent of the productions made by the German synth-punk band D.A.F., by Depeche Mode, and by the new wave duo Soft Cell. As for the oddness of the lyrics... think of Mylène Farmer.

 

Mixed by the famous American producer Mike Dean, who has worked with Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, and Jay-Z, and with a cover designed by Pierre-Ange Carlotti, the single makes way for a new era for Christine and the Queens. Two years after their latest album La vita nuova, and some collaborations with Indochine, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek and 070 Shake, Chris introduces themselves with a new (male) identity known as “Redcar”. Obsessed with the 1980s, wearing an oversized suit with a red glove, the latter reminds us of both Michael Jackson and late French singer Christophe – Christine and the Queens covered one of his songs Les paradis perdus in 2014. A nice way to come full circle.

 

Je te vois enfin (2022) by Christine and the Queens/Redcar, available on every streaming platform.

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    What do we know about Beyoncé’s upcoming album “Renaissance” due in July?

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    Six years after her last real solo album Lemonade, Beyoncé has revealed that her new record Renaissance will come out on July 29th, 2022. A chance for Queen B to reaffirm her reign over pop and R’n’B...

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    Interview with Tyler, The Creator: “I decided to stop my bullshit back in 2017...”

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    The American rapper, producer, composer, and artistic director, a loyal collaborator of Pharrell Williams, Kali Uchis and Frank Ocean – with whom he co-founded the group Odd Future in 2007 – presented the latest Converse x Golf Le Fleur GLF 2.0 sneakers in Paris. He seized the opportunity to fill a sold-out Zenith and grant us an interview, before flying to Barcelona for the Primavera Sound festival where he will perform for the second time tonight.

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    Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton team up for a Formula 1 movie

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    Motor racing has never ceased to inspire the cinema. Thrills, rushes of adrenaline and male rivalries: American cinema has made this theme the focus of many films and it's not about to stop. Apple TV+ has in fact announced a promising new project about Formula 1, produced by Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton.

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    Who are Mahmood and Blanco, Italian music duo who defended the power of love at 2022's Eurovision Song Contest?

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    With their song Brividi, about a passionate but destructively toxic romance, they represented Italy at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin in May. With their very contemporary take on masculinity, one that celebrates emotion and defends freedom, Mahmood and Blanco have everything it takes to play on the jury’s heartstrings.

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    Thanks to the season 4 of Stranger Things, Kate Bush rises on iTunes and Spotify

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    The 1985 new wave hit Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) released by the British singer-songwriter Kate Bush gains a new lease of life on iTunes and Spotify in the United States after being featured in the season 4 premiere of the fantasy show Stranger Things, available on Netflix since Friday, May 27th.

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    Florence + The Machine delivers a powerful hymn to dance with her new album

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    Last February, Florence Welch, aka Florence + The Machine, came back with the song King along with a mystic and feminist music video directed by American film director Autumn de Wilde. After she released the two powerful tracks Heaven is Here and My Love, she finally unveiled her fifth album Dance Fever on Friday, May 13th. An authentic hymn to the power of dancing.

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    Grammy Awards 2022: all you need to know about the ceremony

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    Taking place on Sunday 3rd of April in Las Vegas, the 2022 Grammy Award ceremony was marked by strong political and musical takeaways. Throwback to an eventful night during which pop star Olivia Rodrigo and jazzman Jon Batiste gained recognition.

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    Davido: ambassador of afrobeats

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    Spearhead of the Afrobeats movement, which mixes African rhythms with global pop, Nigerian rapper Davido has become a planetary superstar, building bridges with the cream of American rap on his latest album A Better Time. He has also taken on a political role in Nigerian protests against police violence. Numéro caught up with him in the streets of Lagos.

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    The radiant R’n’B of Earthgang

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    Nominated in the 2021 Grammy Awards for best R’n’B track, the Atlanta music twosome EarthGang are on their way to conquering America. Turning their backs on bling, the 30-something duo appear in skirts, practise yoga and preach tolerance and open- mindedness. They’ve also founded a collective, Spillage Village, which brings together the most promising young faces in hip-hop, and whose stomping fourth album, Spilligion, came out last September on Dreamville Records.

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    Kylie Minogue comes back as a disco queen

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    Two years after her last album, “Golden”, Kylie Minogue announced on her Instagram page the release of her fifteenth studio album named “Disco”. The Australian singer made a splash in the music industry by unveiling “Say Something”, a very upbeat first extract of the album.

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    How the Spice Girls became icons of the girl power movement

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    “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls is turning 25 in 2021. To rise to the occasion, the British girl group announced Channel 4 is shooting a multiple parts documentary entitled “Girl powered: The Spice Girls”. This new project should focus on the trajectory of the five singers and how they became influential figures of pop culture and 90s feminism.

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    Interview with Lianne La Havas: “I am here because of Prince”

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    Five years after “Blood” (2015), the British singer, songwriter and guitarist, is back with her third studio album, modestly titled “Lianne La Havas”. Imbued with some intimist pop soul, the album reveals a velvet voice, free from any constraint. Entirely produced by the artists, the album offers a sharp insight into the sentimental and captivating world of “Bittersweet”'s interpret.