Christine and The Queens’ awesome track Tilted, is this week’s Tune of The Week
I remember the first time I heard this song, I absolutely loved how understated everything was. A simple drum and synth bass line drove the song and Christine’s vocals sound like how someone signs in their bedroom. Honest and letting everything out without screaming their head off.
I listen to a lot of French music and French music radio always provides the soundtrack to my Saturday mornings. One of my faves from a few years ago, Christophe Willem never reached the heights he did in France, when venturing outside his native land. This isn’t the case with Christine and The Queens. Now, the album ‘Chaleur Humaine’ is a slow burner, having been originally released and reviewed by Pitchfork in 2015.
At the time of writing, her album, ‘Chaleur Humaine’, is Number 1 in Ireland and Number 3 in the UK. This was obviously helped be her appearances at Longitude in Marlay Park, Dublin and Glastonbury amongst others in the UK.
So far, I’ve managed to miss her festival appearances, instead have to be satisfied with online TV catchups.
This is where I’m thinking ahead, to next summer. Myself and Tahlula want to go to Primavera. I was made too jealous looking at Facebook posts and videos of everyone having an awesome time. Plus we’ve been chatting about going to Barcelona for absolute ages. Take a week off and we can do both!
This year the festival was headlined by Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and Sigur Ros. Next year, I can see Christine and The Queens edging their way towards the top of the bill on the main stage.
Tilted has a beautiful vibe for lazy summer days. Tune in, turn on, and I dare you not to try dancing like Christine.