Emma Solal

Emma Solal is a Paris-based chanteuse, whose debut album, Robes du Soir, was released in 2012. Her latest project is an EP of covers of Françoise Hardy songs, produced by Pierre Faa of French band Peppermoon. The EP, Messages Personnels is available on iTunes. For his blog The Widow Stanton, regular FS-contribuant Adrian Arratoon had a (very late) autumn rendezvous with Emma down the line from Paris to talk about her series of shows, the iconic singer, and making Hardy’s songs her own. Read Adrian’s interview HERE

Jean Ferrat tribute

In 2010, Jean Ferrat, aka The Red Bard, passed away. Last week, Des Airs de Liberté was released, a tribute of his songs by artists like Raphaël, Sanseverino and Natasha St. Pier. First single is Aimer a perdre la raison by Dionysos, featuring (of course) Babet. See that single here:

As is often the case with these kind of tributes, it’s a hit or miss affair. Nice versions by Raphael, Julien Doré, Dionysos, rather dull covers by Marc Lavoine, Gregoire and St Pier. Also on this compilation, the duet by Catherine Deneuve and Benjamin Biolay, that was used earlier in the movie Potiche:

Five years ago, Sky wrote this obituary for Ferrat.