I'm just going to put it out there.
Spotify has noticed whose music I'm playing lately. And they're suggesting other music I might like. Not surprisingly, all of these suggestions are in French. Some of them are old. Some of them are new. Some of them are Vanessa Paradis. Some of them require me to figure out how to type special characters because I stubbornly refuse to separate the O from the E..
So, this week, I decided to share it all with you. So, without further ado, music I've discovered solely because Cœur de Pirate is in heavy rotation.
We start with Kyo, a group of French guys who shared a love of American grunge and decided to make a band out of it. They formed in the early 2000's, took an extended hiatus, and have now come back. This is their latest single, and it is a banger. The opening rift is a clear lookback to "Lithium", with the rest of the song hitting some 90's alternative vibes. Lyrically, it's something of a sad and painful song, with the sentiment "Je ne veux pas rester seul" - I don't want to be alone - repeated throughout.
It was a little cruel of me to start with this song, because the video is actually Chapter 2 in a story. You would have met the characters in Chapter 1. I'll have to post that sometime.