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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interview by Michael McCarthy I was recently blessed with the opportunity to hear Franco-Israeli singer/songwriter Yael Naïm’s fifth studio album Nightsongs, which will be released via Believe Music on March 20, 2020. Although her songs have largely been introspective throughout her career, I was moved by just how much more personal the tracks...Read more
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
interview by Michael McCarthy Freedom Fry is a Magnificent – yes, with a capital M – duo consisting of Parisian-born Marie Seyrat and Michigan-born Bruce Driscoll. Chances are that you’ve already heard of them. And that you’ve even heard their music. (Apparently, I am the last person on earth to have discovered them.)...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Although my readers in the States might not be familiar with her, Lou Doillon is a household name in France and has been practically since she was born, being the daughter of Jane Birkin, who’s famous as an actress, solo artist and longtime collaborator with Serge Gainsbourg. Meanwhile, her...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
"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.)...
I must admit that I don’t know a whole lot about Florent Marchet. The only other album of his that I have is Noël’s Songs, which, as you could probably guess, is a Christmas album. I simply grabbed that one for the heck of it because, as my loyal readers must have figured...Read more
Super catchy song and a truly gorgeous, breath-taking video. What an amazing new artiste. Can't wait to hear more from this talented young woman. Click "read more" below for a profile and another video of Petite Meller.Read more
Exquisite French pop singer, although this song is mostly in English...
The French band Indochine have now been at it for 32 years and are usually regarded in the way people regard musical gods like U2, The Beatles and Johnny Cash. In other words, people consider their music a form of high art and deem them music royalty. Well, their fans do anyway. And...Read more