In november, L’amour fou is released, the new album by French pop icon Françoise Hardy. Not only that, she will debut as a novelist as well this year. Songs on her new album were written by Julien Doré and Calogero. This is the first single. It’s breezy, it’s well arranged, she makes use of her tattered seasoned voice very well.

Françoise Hardy – Pourquoi vous?

Written by guuzbourg

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

This article has 3 comments

  1. Darby

    I have really enjoyed ‘Pourquoi vous?’, it’s quite beautiful musically & vocally.. I’m looking forward to the new album, thanks for sharing the track in the meantime 🙂 ~Darby

  2. marksl

    By the late revision to the text, Guuzbourg has narrowly avoided a visit from Thomas Dutronc and his Manouche heavies…

    Françoise Hardy’s voice is not what it was in 1964. But neither can Sylvie Vartan now sing ‘La plus belle pour aller danser’ with the breathy line endings that bring the original of that year alive.

    ‘Pourquoi vous’ is a fine new creation for Françoise by Calogero, as was ‘Noir sur Blanc’ in 2010. ‘La pluie sans Parapluie’ however showed the difficulty of finding enough good songs to make a great album, as her own writing days seem over. There are some disappointments on that one.

  3. mordi

    tattered voice?!!!!!!!! you can’t diss an icon!

    this song is ok (it sounds like the song they’d use to finish off the album) but i have high hopes for the album – i love calogero and think he gave her her best song from her last album (noir sur blanc)