“La Femme à la Peau Bleue” by Vendredi sur Mer is the song of the week. Because I’m having a “French songs moment”, and this song is kind of relaxing. It has “chic cocktail bar” vibes that I love. The video is pretty weird, I still have to realize what’s going on.
What can I say about this “bad guy” by Billie Eilish? The song is catchy, the video is a bit creepy, her hair is cool and not seeing teenagers or 20-something girls acting like femmes fatales/strippers is refreshing.
Le Tigre is an American punk-rock band I’d never heard until few days ago! Shame. On. Me. I listened to some of their song and I chose TKO for the song of the week. The track is from their album “This Island”, released in 2004.
“Faraway Look” by Yola is such a beautiful song! I’m listening to it a lot, recently, since my favorite radios often air it. Yola (which is the stage name of Yolanda Quartey) is an English singer-songwriter and “Faraway Look” is a song from her debut LP, titled “Walk Through Fire”.
I love the retro sound of this song, the first time I listened to it I thought it could even be a song from the past.
There’s something about French, right? It’s such a beautiful language and I wish I could speak it fluently. Maybe I should improve my French learning some songs, like “Amour Plastique” by Videoclub. “Je me perds dans tes yeux / je me noie dans la vague de ton regard amoureux”, which means I get lost in your eyes / I drown in the wave of your amorous gaze doesn’t even sound cheesy!
Videoclub is an electro-pop duo formed by Adéle Castillon, actress, youtuber, and singer, and Matthieu Reynaud, singer and composer.
I find this song refreshing, and the video, too. Sometimes you just want to listen to a carefree song that you can sing softly.
“Firestarter” by The Prodigy is the song of the week. Because it’s one of the greatest, most unforgettable songs of the ’90s. I still remember the first time I saw the video of this song. At the beginning I found it kind of scary, then totally cool. The Prodigy were one of my favorite bands when I was a teenager and I still love their songs so much.
“No Surprises” by Radiohead is the song of the week. This song is twenty-one years old and it seems incredible but, after all, good music never ages.
“No Surprises” is part of the soundtrack of a film I’m not going to see (because it’s about a group of boys who strive to become members of the camorra), “La Paranza dei Bambini”, which recently premiered at Berlin Film Festival. The trailer is often aired by Italian radios and tv channels, so I’ve been accidentally listening to this song a lot but I’ve always loved it.
It’s beautiful that Lil Peep‘s music is still alive. Another song by the late singer and iLoveMakkonen has been released and it features Fall Out Boy, a band I like a lot.
The song is titled “I’Ve Been Waiting” and it’s the song of the week.
“Swan Song” by Dua Lipa is the song of the week. I usually listen to the radio a lot and this song is on heavy rotation now. I like it a lot and I find it kind of relaxing.
“Swan Song” is part of the soundtrack of “Alita: Battle Angel”, a film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written and produced by James Cameron, starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein, and many other actors. The film was released two days ago in the United States.
In the video, directed by Floria Sigismondi (I love her works, she directed great videos, like “The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson) and Dua Lipa plays the role of the female character of the film, a cyborg warrior. And she looks pretty stylish, I love her chunky necklaces.
Last November Bob Sinclair and Robbie Williams announced they teamed up and Williams revealed their collaboration could happen because the families of the two musicians go to the same French school so they got to know each other and decided to make a song together.
That’s how “Electrico Romantico” happened.