Every now and then I get ‘music submissions’ from artists that have a FS-feel (i.e. sultry, kooky, Gainsbourgian) but who don’t sing in French. At FS HQ, we like to keep it clear what we post on this blog (i.e. sultry, kooky, Gainsbourgian AND French), but these two tracks I recently received are just too good to keep from you. And when Possimiste replied to my email in French, well, I just couldn’t resist.

I loved the artwork for Blow by Ghost Loft, the moniker of LA-resident ‘Danny’. This track reminds me of Everything But The Girl mixed with Junior Boys, melancholitronica. If you ever try something in French (or with French samples), lemmeknow Danny!

From her bio: Possimiste is a young 19-year-old Estonian fantasy-hippie-experimental-singer-songwriter, who likes to break the borders of music genres and reality, turning fairytales into music and music into fairytales. You can hear gnomes and windbells, living toys, fairies, angels, birds, tree-spirits and other mythological forest creatures. Though her music is hard to define, she has been described as a melancholic mixture of birds, Sigur Ros, Mum, Arvo Pärt, Ane Brun and Björk.

Written by guuzbourg

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

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  1. SteveinSoCal

    Ghost Loft definitely has the feel of a Massive Attack meets ETBTG in that lazy Sunday sort of way. It’s not bad, just been done a better several thousand times. Possimiste though… wow – now that was original. There’s certainly an Icelandic influence with a heavy dash of the Cocteau Twins and a little bit of early Toyah. There’s that same breathless vocal quality as Charlotte and her mum and if ever Soko sounded half as fresh as this I might even like her…