Caracol, Naif

Two new(ish) singles by non-French (yet French-speaking) filles. Caracol (Carole Facal) hails from Canada, was once one-half of DobaCaracol but released a very nice countryfied solo-record in 2008. Her new single Quelque Part is just out, and is featured in a movie. New album is out in October.

Naif (Herin) was born in the North of Italy, near the Mont Blanc and records in English, Italian and French, sometimes all in one song. Goûte-Moi isn’t a new track, videos from her singing the song date date 5 to 7 months back (like this one) yet it’s not on her album from 2010. I heard this one on FIP a few weeks back and it really stuck.

Caracol – Quelque part
Naif – Goûte-moi


French psycho-rock classic J’aime regarder les filles sung by a blonde Italian dreadlocked girl who got help by Dr Fink (keyboardplayer of Prince’s The Revolution) and master guitarplayer Marc Ribot: that I need to hear! It’s less psyched out then the original version, but Naif‘s cover is a good one. She was born in the north of Italy, near the Mont Blanc and she taught herself to play several instruments.  She recorded an album in Italian, Faits de bruits is part English, part French and part Italian – sometimes all languages are used in one track. Very few songs are as strong as Patrick Coutin’s classic – covering Just a gigolo was a bad move. Herrrrr accent is an acquirrrred taste, but I like it that she really tries to be different. And she’s fun to watch, right?

Naif – J’aime regarder les filles