segunda-feira, janeiro 07, 2008

Yelle + Robyn

I'm sitting here behind my computer, working, so I have some time as well to upload more music. One synthi bubblegum lollipop leads to another. Last year 2 mainstream female popsingers came to my attention. One is French, Yelle, and the other one is Swedish, Robyn.

Yelle fits right in in this context of French Yéyé and pop plastic. She made a cover of an old French popclassic A Cause Des Garçons on the hip Kitsuné label. It originally came out as a digital single only. Thanks to the new clip for the Tepr remix of the song we all had the chance to get fully acquainted with the French Hardstyle of dancing called Tecktonik.

Yelle – A Cause Des Garçons [Box]
Yelle – A Cause Des Garçons (Tepr remix) [Box]
Yelle – A Cause Des Garçons (Riot In Belgium remix) [Box]

Yelle – Je Veux te Voir [Box]
Yelle – Jogging [Box]
Yelle – Short Dick Cuiz (Tepr remix) [Box]
Yelle – Tristesse Joie [Box]

Now that the Swedish pop princess and child prodigy Robyn isn’t crippled anymore by the bright marketing ideas from a major label (BMG that is), she is free to do what she want’s to do and that is to move away from the cheese and onto some more intelligent popmusic.
It’s still mainstream but she now makes very melodic vocal led popsongs with a crush for the dancefloor. The whole set on her new album Robyn is pretty flawless and has hardly a weak moment. Lots of variation. Sure it’s pretty slick and in the end it false a bit apart but a charmingly straightforward cover of Prince’s already funny Jack U Off, makes it all right again and makes the balance tip in the right direction. I never thought that I would ever again develop such a liking for an album from a mainstream popartist. A real surprise.

Robyn – Konichiwa Bitches [Box]
Robyn – Cobrastyle [Box]
Robyn feat. Kleerup – With Every Heartbeat [Box]
Robyn – Crash And Burn Girl [Box]

A bit of a site dish, a nice suprise in 2007 was also a return (one of many) of Lio. She made a contribution to the song Les Matin De Paris of the French producer Teki Latex and they both had a hit with it in France.

Teki Latex & Lio - Les Matins De Paris [Box]

I just read BBC’s Sound of 2008 list and the first name on that list is Adele. She’s bound to be one of the big promising artist for this year. She will release her first album at the end of this month but there’s already a second single from it called Chasing Pavements. Up until now I was only amused and intrigued by what I heard from her but this song is definitely really something. Great track!

Adele – Chasing Pavements [Box]

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