Vanessa Paradis will be releasing her highly anticipated sixth studio album, a 20 song double album entitled Love Songs, on May 13th. Benjamin Biolay wrote the gorgeous first single, which can be heard on Daily Motion via the link below. Released yesterday, it’s entitled “Love Song” and it’s a delightful mix of Biolay’s usual French pop/rock sound and vintage disco with the grooviest bass line we’ve heard all year. Interestingly, the first half of the song would seem to have live drums while the later portion has a boisterous if not entirely danceable beat. The attention-grabbing track also features layers upon layers of sound including jangly guitars, flashes of synth and sirens. Said sirens are the only blemish on the otherwise flawless track. (The first few times you listen, they might sound kind of cool, but they tend to grate on your nerves beyond that, though not enough to make you want to stop listening.)
Six of Love Songs’ other tracks were also written by Biolay, the other songs having been written by a rather eclectic bunch: Mathieu Boogaerts, Adrien Gallo of BB King, Carl Barât, Mickaël Furnon, Ben Ricour and Elephant. Suffice to say it should be among the year’s best releases and we are very excited about it.