Model turned singer, in probably all other countries and languages this label is a turn off. Except in France/French. See and hear for yourself (and yes, it does help that Aline is producing):
Alexia’s EP (featuring tracks produced by Baxter Dury and probably Geoff ‘Portishead’ Barrow), drops later this month.
Best. Mylene. Cover. Ever.
Yes, it’s here again, the Parfait Eté-playlist I make every year (the spelling error remains too), with purrfect French tunes to light up your summer daze. It’s all French, it’s all about sun, sea, sand and (thanks Serge) a li’l sex too.
Go HERE for the links to Spotify and Deezer.
Framericana is French Americana, that’s blues, country, cajun ‘n rock all rolled together in, well, a croissant would be the most appropriate. I made a playlist featuring Alain Bashung, Betrand Belin, Marie Pierre Arthur, Les Hay Babies, Feloche, Axelle Red and Les soeurs Boulay (to name but a few), with songs that sound like they have Arizonan sand in the grooves and Appalachian gravel in the bones. Anyhoo, have a listen HERE
Just a quick note to the ones who still come here (out of nostalgia?): I just started a weekly updated playlist with non-English (as in: all languages except English) pop music. Go HERE, it includes French language pop too, and lots and lots of soft sighing girls.
One more thing: the Dutch term ‘Zuchtmeisjes’ was coined on this blog, for it was a perfect description for the girls who rocked Filles Sourires: girls who sang ‘n sighed, girls who, if you saw them, made you sigh (out of content).
For Perfects.nl I made a Spotify- and Deezer-playlist with 27 tracks by girls who meant a lot to me, over the years. Girls that were featured many times, that I saw in person, that I spoke to in person (like Charlotte Gainsbourg, Carla Bruni, Marianne Dissard, Iris from Peppermoon, Coralie Clement, etc).
Find it HERE
For over ten years, this blog sang the praise of girls, singing in French. Plus the occassional guy, singing in French. Mostly.
It ends today. French music is alive and kicking, there’s not shortage of soft sighing girls, and thank heaven for them.
Merci for all the comments, guest-posts, tips and whatnot over the years. Thanks to Steve, Sky, FransS, David, Mark and Maks for keeping this blog up and running for so long.
Music is forever. I’d like it very much if you would post your favourite track(s) of the past ten years of FillesSourires in the comments.
This would be mine, obviously: