© Angelo TraniMusica Nuda, naked music, is an Italian duo (vocalist Petra Magoni, upright bass player Feruccio Spinetti). It’s a ‘vocal ‘n bass’ twosome who enjoy the art of silence in music. From the bio: ‘a basic and often underrated aspect of it, that leads to the true emotion and underline the value or a lyric, a story, the meaning of every single song, no matter if it’s dramatic, funny, energetic, romantic, sarcastic.’ Musica Nuda usually sing in English, they have worked with several jazz(y) artists, including French heroes like Sanseverino and Jacques Higelin, and recorded songs by Henri Salvador. On the just released new album Banda Larga they’ve expanded their sound, with wood, brass and steel. Listen to a spine tickling version of Des Ronds dans l’eau, written by Pierre Barouh and made famous by Françoise Hardy. And like Sky points out in the comments, this song does sound a lot like Frankie Valli’s Can’t take my eyes off of you.

Speaking of Françoise, she turns 70 next January. FillesSourires will mark that occasion with some very special posts. More on that later.

Musica Nuda – Des rons dans l’eau
Live version:

Written by guuzbourg

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

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  2. marksl

    The best video of Françoise Hardy singing ‘Des ronds dans l’eau’ is from 1967, perhaps her finest year, when she was at the height of her success and her style was influencing the world. See it at

    This new cover is not likely to rival the original! With ‘Des ronds dans l’eau’ we again can see how remarkable Françoise was in her heyday, and how she set a standard that is hard to reach even 50 years on.