Hell just froze over: Autour de Lucie is back. The seminal French rock band, the only mid-90s band from the Hexagone that was on par with the big alt rock names from the UK and USA, reformed (they called it quits about 10 years ago). Singer Valerie Leulliot announced a new album, there’s a new single especially for Record Store Day. Rejoice!

Autour de Lucie – Ta lumière particulière

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

This article has 4 comments

  1. Marlon Stone

    My heart sings out in sheer joy to hear this comeback single from France’s greatest and most significant pop/rock band (need I categorize you any further dear Valerie).
    I am a music writer and archivist (ok blogger) from UK, but I made ADL album of year in 1996 (UK release of L’echappee Belle),
    1998 (Immobile), 2000 (Faux Mouvement), 2004 and in 2007 (Caldeira). All these accolades despite being bombarded by the likes of Cardigans, Coldplay, Keane, Killers (my favourites at the time) and other so-called right-on sacred cows and media darlings of the UK/US music scene, plus of course the criminal dismissal by the media regarding the grace, quality and brilliance that is Valerie and her music.
    OK, the song: exciting, complex, modern, interesting, mature, moving, clever and just about every adjective used to describe Valerie Leulliot. Surely the rate things are going their forthcoming album should be best of 2013.

  2. SteveinSoCal

    Also worth checking out the English language cover of “Eyes without a face” as Valerie morphs into Charlotte Gainsbourg 🙂

  3. SteveinSoCal

    Great melodic catchy song – not as “edgy” as their earlier work (I’m guessing that maturity for you), but I’m happy that they’re back with new material.

    Autour de Lucie always kept appearing in my radio stations, but I never really checked them out as by the time I heard about them they’d split… So a good reason now to check out their earlier stuff!

  4. LD

    So glad to hear this. I adore their music and was sad when they stopped writing.