interview by Michael McCarthy The following interview with French American singer/songwriter Ariane took place last Thursday on the 12th of March 2020. Not long after many people in the United States had finally started to feel the gravity of the COV-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. I think both she and I felt a little strange...Read more
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Cœur de pirate -- a.k.a. Beatrice Martin -- has returned already, hot on the heels of last year's fantastic album, En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé. Whether this is a one-off single or she's already made, or is making, a new album, I do not yet know....Read more
"Kiev" is the second single from Vanessa Paradis' 7th studio album, Les Sources. It's my favorite song from the album, which is a bit of a departure for Paradis as it's her first album that really has more to do with telling...Read more
"CES MOTS SIMPLES," the beautiful new single by Vanessa Paradis, translates as "these simple words." The video of Vanessa swinging with water below her, which she dips her tip-toes in, is rather simple, too. ...Read more
In 2010 Mylène Farmer, the most popular French artist in the world, surprised fans when she released her first album without longtime collaborator Laurent Boutonnat, Bleu Noir. Her formula with Boutonnat was simple: Laurent wrote the music and she wrote the lyrics. At least that’s how the credits read. I should think there...Read more
BACKGROUND: French singer Sindy is a member of a collective called Team BS, which was started by a highly successful French rapper/producer who goes by the name La Fouine. The group is called Team BS because the name of La Fouine’s record label is Banlieue Sale (translation: Dirty Suburb). Most of the team...Read more
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ENCLOSED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (July 27, 2015) – The platinum-selling female vocalist duo Brigitte, consisting of Aurélie Saada and Sylvie Hoarau, are set to release their second album, A bouche que veux-tu (Mouth Of Plenty), on September 18 via The End Records/ADA. This is the follow-up to...Read more
Petite Meller will play her biggest London show to date at Heaven on October 15, 2015. The announcement follows recent show stopping performances at Latitude Festival – which The Times described as ‘pure joy’ – and upcoming appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festival. Her rapturous lives shows have also won high praise...Read more
"Carmen" is French artist Stromae's latest single from his excellent album Racine carrée. It is a "tribute" to Twitter and our consumption of tweets. (He even has a crazy blue Twitter bird following him around throughout the video.)...
Ysa Ferrer is an artist who half of our readers have likely never heard of while the other half are undoubtedly quite familiar with her. If you live in the States — where we’re based — then you’re probably not familiar with her. But if you live in Europe, she’s practically a household...Read more
Ysa Ferrer is one of my favorite French artists. I've been following her since I bought her album Kamikaze in France in 1999. After that album didn't fare very well, I believe she was dropped from her label. Then she would sporadically release a single...
Capsule reviews — mini reviews — are something new here at Love is Pop. Not only are they shorter, they’re written in a more personal, almost spontaneous, blogging style. If you prefer shorter reviews like this, let me know. My reason for doing this is so that we can cover more albums by...Read more
French pop star Alizée’s career was launched after France’s most popular female pop star, Mylène Farmer, discovered her while watching the television program Graines de Star in 1999. The lyrics of Alizée’s first two albums, Gourmandises and Mes courants électriques, were written by Mylène herself with her writing partner Laurent Boutonnat composing the...Read more