Still a pop visionary fifteen years on from her debut, YELLE really is one of France’s best musical exports.
Taken from the new album ‘L’Ère du Verseau’ which is out now.
“We’re French, and sometimes we’re more understood by American people, Swedish people or Spanish people. They feel what we say and the energy that’s in our music, while France is a lot about overthinking, analysing and trying to put you into a box… That’s what the song is about. ‘We love you, but sometimes we don’t get you.’ Proper love song!”
Serious question: How does Yelle keep pushing out these pop perfections every single time?
This is a pretty minimal release for the French legend but still mighty impressive. And watch the video until the end for a very bizarre twist.
New from Yelle. New LP released Sept 30th 2014.
… She would sound like this. I think.
I haven’t talked about my French obsession for some time so I thought it would be nice to show you her new video. Still quirky and edgy and funny.
I’ve realised that every time I take pictures at these gigs, the more shit they look the more amazing the night was. Yelle‘s on tour right now supporting Katy Perry, but she played at this very random place in London last night. I didn’t know what to expect from Electrowerkz- but the crowd was ultra ‘cool’… i.e. the Shoreditch crowd (Hipsters).
There was a line up of about 5 or 6 acts before she came on, all of which were pretty good but who had the habit of making songs which all ended up sounding the same so I won’t talk about them – all except Tiger Love – who were close to amazing (the pics with the yellow neon lights above).
Anyway, Yelle came on after midnight and the place went nuts. Wherever Yelle plays you can be sure of three things: lots of cool looking people, lots of gays, and everyone dancing their arses off. This drove everyone to go crazy:
but her new stuff is definitely worth listening to also. We left after that so didnt stay around for In Flagranti but if you get to see Yelle live go and do it- you’ll have sore bits around your body the next day! More cacky pics on my Flickr.
Check out this Madeon remix of Yelle’s ‘Que Veux Tu’. Tres bien.