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Christine And The Queens

Chaleur Humaine - 2022 Vinyl Repress

    Christine And The Queens is Nantes-born Héloïse Letissier. Moving to London to study in 2010, Letissier instead found herself drawn to the art and theatre underworld of Soho, where she met the drag queens of Madame JoJo’s who inadvertently helped birth Christine And The Queens. The following year she released the first of a series of three EPs, each one building praise and demand for her utterly individual brand of pop. Chaleur Humaine, her French-language debut album produced by Ash Workman (Metronomy) with multi-instrumentalist brothers Michael Lovett and Gabriel Stebbing, arrived in 2014 and has already gone more than five-times platinum to propel Letissier - named Female Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique earlier this year - to phenomenon status in her homeland.

    Already coveted by those in the know, last year Christine And The Queens took a step further into the international spotlight with a number of high profile European shows and scene-stealing performances at SXSW, a major 16-date North American run with Marina and The Diamonds and a solo sold-out headline show at New York’s Webster Hall. She capped a stunning year by joining one of her all time heroes Madonna on stage in Paris last week. She released her debut, self-titled UK EP in November and now 'Chaleur Humaine' makes its long-awaited UK debut. The album features EP tracks 'Jonathan' (feat. Perfume Genius) and 'No Harm Is Done' (feat. TunjiIge), and has been completely reworked for its UK release, featuring all-new English versions of French runaway hits 'Saint Claude' and 'Christine', amongst others.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Though 'Tilted' ('Christine' on the original French version, and seemingly now here too) was the first thing I heard from Christine et. al, it was on buying this album the fist time around that I realised how meticulously crafted and wonderfully produced the rest of her music was. This is still right up there for me as one of the best synth-pop albums of our time. See also 2018's 'Chris'.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. It
    2. Saint Claude
    3. Christine
    4. Science Fiction
    5. Paradis Perdus
    6. Half Ladies
    7. Chaleur Humaine
    8. Narcissus Is Back
    9. Ugly-Pretty
    10. Nuit 17 À 52
    11. Here

    Christine And The Queens

    La Vita Nuova

      Following her unexpected new single ‘People, I’ve been sad’ earlier this month, Christine and the Queens today unveils a surprise new EP. La vita nuova - a prospect for a new life - draws strength from extreme vulnerability. 

      La vita nuova arrives with an accompanying short film of the same name, imagined by Christine and featuring the EP’s five new songs in as many sequences. The 14 minute film is an inward journey that sees the artist invest Opéra Garnier, the world famous Paris opera house, filling it with stories of ghosts and mythical creatures. Through the lens of long-time collaborator Colin Solal Cardo (Robyn, Charli XCX) and with choreography by Ryan Heffington (VMA Award 2014, Grammy Award nominated), Christine and her dancers appear in succession on the Opéra rooftop, its grand stage and most secret recesses, culminating into a feverish moment with Caroline Polachek, a collaborator on the EP’s title track.


      TRACK LISTING

      CD
      1. People, I’ve Been Sad
      2. Je Disparais Dans Tes Bras
      3. Mountains (We Met)
      4. Nada
      5. La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
      6. I Disappear In Your Arms (Bonus Track)

      Vinyl
      Side A
      A1. People, I’ve Been Sad
      A2. Je Disparais Dans Tes Bras
      A3. Mountains (We Met)
      Side B
      B1. Nada
      B2. La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
      B3. I Disappear In Your Arms (Bonus Track)

      Christine And The Queens

      Chris - English Version

        Christine and The Queens announces her eagerly anticipated second album. Titled Chris, the record will be released by Because Music in digital and physical formats, including double CD and vinyl versions, as well as limited edition boxset, There are two versions of the album; one sung exclusively in English and one sung exclusively in French.

        Chris was written, arranged and performed by Christine and the Queens. It is the follow up to her already-iconic debut record Chaleur Humaine, released to near-universal acclaim in France in 2014 and the UK in 2016, and selling more than 1.3 million copies to date.

        TRACK LISTING

        Side A
        A1. Comme Si
        A2. Girlfriend Feat. Dâm-Funk
        A3. The Walker
        Side B
        B1. Doesn't Matter
        B2. 5 Dollars
        B3. Goya Soda
        Side C
        C1. Damn (what Must A Woman Do)
        C2. What's-her-face
        Side D
        D1. Feel So Good
        D2. Make Some Sense
        D3. The Stranger

        CD – English Version
        1. Comme Si
        2. Girlfriend Feat. Dâm-Funk
        3. The Walker
        4. Doesn't Matter
        5. 5 Dollars
        6. Goya Soda
        7. Damn (what Must A Woman Do)
        8. What's-her-face
        9. Feel So Good
        10. Make Some Sense
        11. The Stranger


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