This week saw Nantes born & Paris based pop artist Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier aka Christine & The Queens gift us her powerfully intimate new single ‘People, I’ve Been Sad’. It’s a poignant and purposeful work of dramatic synth pop built on a slow hard hitting beat and a commanding bass line that wraps proceedings in a melancholy strangely alluring and reassuring. Central to that feeling is Letissier’s precise and powerful vocal delivering every line in either French or English with resolute resilience and palpable sincerity. While hitting most of the vocal heights in English, lyrically it is her native tongue that holds the key to unlocking the track’s context and greater meaning.
Watch Letissier as Chris, heart well and truly on her sleeve, perform the video for the track below through independent music and visual platform Colorxstudios. The streaming link is here. A more honest artist you will not find.
People I’ve Been Sad
Christine & The Queens (FRA)
From the single, ‘People I’ve Been Sad’, Because Music.