Christine and the Queens (Photo by Camille Vivier)
Late in February, Christine and the Queens released a surprise EP, La vita nuova, which draws strength from extreme vulnerability. Produced by Christine and the Queens and Ash Workman, the EP is available now digitally on Because Music, and available to pre-order on CD and LP, due for release May 29.
La vita nuova arrives with an accompanying short film of the same name, imagined by Christine and featuring the EP’s five new songs in as many sequences.
Christine and the Queens performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Christine and the Queens released Chris, the band’s second studio album, via Because Music in September. Héloïse Letissier dropped by to break out some dance moves in a sold-out concert at 9:30 Club on Sunday, and Paivi shot the show.
Julie Budet of Yelle performs at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 26, 2017.
Yelle, the winning and winsome French electropop group, reminded DC of the irresistibility of their music in a sold-out show at U Street Music Hall last week.
Yelle (Photo by Alexandra Kingo)
Julie Budet and Jean-François Perrier (aka GrandMarnier) are better known as French dance pop duo Yelle, and they are returning to the United States with the Yelle Club Party Tour and a date at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Héloïse Letissier aka Christine and the Queens performs at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
“I don’t quite fit. It’s like Tetris, and I’m the wrong piece,” said Héloïse Letissier, known by her stage name Christine and the Queens, in her sold-out show at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday.
But that is okay by Christine and the Queens. And in fact, the musician has a mantra, tattooed on her arm: “We accept you.”