Songs, sung in the French language have a tendency to be rather, alluring. Famously, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s “Je T’aime“ set the benchmark on it, and whenever, the endearing French cadence has been evident, in pop a song. An instant sexed-up vibe seems to naturally, take over. Every now and again there is a breakthrough moment for France. Artists such as Vanessa Paradis and Yelle have scored crossover success in the past which has seen Christine and the Queens and Jain to bring the quirky French uniqueness back into vogue most recently. Of course, there are other exciting French sung tracks that we don’t get to hear about, so readily. One of them being Thievery Corporation track “Voyage Libre” from the upcoming album “Treasures from the Temple“, which I was introduced to, recently.
Much to my absolute, joy and undoubtedly equally to those who relish the electronic stirrings from the 1980’s, Washington duo Thievery Corporation has got their hands on an analogue synth which they use with good OMD effect on this song. If I am not mistaken, the Korg flourishes are what make the track really, timely nostalgic. Vocals come from Thievery Corporation muse, French-raised singer LouLou Ghelichkhani who is every inch the alluring, chanteuse on the song.
In the video, an almost statuesque LouLou appears as if part of an art installation. Fashion features highly, as does a sense of minimalist expression making the aesthetics of the visual feel rather chic. This track pulsates with bright and bouncy dance beats that are ready to turn any dance floor into a frenzy of body popping, precision movements. The incisive, melody gives way to an organic sound, both raw and dreamy. Vibe-wise, it’s like the evocative sounds are transporting you there, in in the midst of time, instigating a very, cool select kind of party.