Marcelle

Another nod to the neon-coloured 80s pop period, when Niagara, Lio and Elli & Jacno ruled the pop charts. And that’s great:

Videoclub clip

New version of one of the bestest (retro-)songs of the year, now part Spanish.

Des Roses

From Nantes, France. Louis and Suzanne are brother and sister and form Des Roses. Musically, they fish in same pond als Slowdive, Mojave 3, Beach House – with French accents, of course. Dream pop, loud yet soft-focussed. They sing in English and French, the latter fits better I’d say.

Klara Kristin

Klara Kristin is a Danish model, actress and singer. She just released a cover EP called Lullaby & Drum Machine, with songs originally sung by Marie Laforet, Gainsbourg, Jeanette and Petula Clark. VERY nice voice.

Julie et Joe

Julie Big & Joe Moore form Julie & Joe. They long back to the days of Elli & Jacno, Mikado, Niagara, Lio et al. You can hear those 80s-influences in this very catchy single:

Thais

At the moment, I’m considering moving to Montreal permanently. SO many great singers from Quebec at the moment. Thais Millet, I loved her earlier singles a lot, has released a short album. Listen to Vanille, ‘the shape of chanson to come’, mixing soft-focus atmosphere with big beats and dub-style bass. Listen to the rest of the songs too.

Aliose

From Switzerland, Xavier & Alizée from Aliose. Making albums since 2017, they’ve recently released an EP. This is not the lead track, but the duet, reminiscent of Biolay/Mastroianni, is my favourite.

Maelydée

Again, from Montreal, Canada. Maelydée (aka Mélissa Doyon) made a quite astonishing debut single. Not a bad idea at all.

Michaëlle Richter

From Montreal, Canada. Michaëlle Richter releaesed her first EP a year ago, but I heard it just recently. Her bass-heavy chansons are delicate, new-wave influenced (hear those icy synths) and Salomé Leclerc is a good reference.