Christine and the Queens

When is Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier, known professionally as Christine and The Queens (or Chris depending on her mood) gonna become a global superstar? She is one of the most electrifying performers today. She has the prodigious talent, the voice, the dance moves, the music, everything, but she is also quite hard to categorize, which may account for her global “cult” status rather than global status. After two successful albums, Chair Humaine (2014) and Chris (2018) and headlining the main stage on the last Sunday at Glastonbury 2019 with a full band and a troupe of dancers, this enigmatic performer sits just outside the mainstream, especially in the US. Now she is releasing her third album, People, I’ve been sad. The album is more commercial than its predecessor, with a nod back to her first album. Simple dry drum beats, ethereal pads, and synth baselines pulse underneath her world-class vocals. The songwriting is strong across the album, but for me the standout is I Disappear into your Arms, which she has also released as a French version, which you can check out in the video below starting at 2:42. A star is born, encore one fois.


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