23 April 2021

23 April 2021 - Vanessa Paradis - Tandem

Those familiar with the Spotify music platform know that they automatically create a number of daily mixes of music for subscribers.  Usually, they are broken out by genre - electronic, rock, folk, indie.

Since #MapleLeafMarch, one of my lists has been consistently French-languange pop music.  I have no idea why.  I haven't been terribly upset about it, though, because it has reintroduced me to one of my favorite French artists and Lily-Rose Depp's mom, Vanessa Paradis.  

This song, from her 1990 album Variations sur le même t'aime, never released in the States as far as I can tell, was one of the biggest hits of her career - not "Joe Le Taxi" big, mind you, but pretty big.  With its sultry, bluesy pop and Vanessa's voice belting out with passion, it's not hard to understand why it was such a hit. But it was more than that.  It was a move to a more mature sound - a sound that would continue throughout her career. 

I don't want to give the impression that her career is over.  It isn't.  Here she is in December 2019, performing the hell out of this song, live.  

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