I love a good artist rebrand, and I really think that the new work from Christine and the Queens (or should I just say, Chris) is a part very very good rebrand. Chris, or Héloïse Letissier, said that “it had to be Chris at some point because I was bolder and stronger and had more muscle.” And I can see that in tracks like ‘Doesn’t matter’. With its incredible synth line (giving me bassy, old-Metronomy meets Drive Soundtrack), and punchy beat – Letissier has a lot to beat to rise to the top. She does it with what seems like ease, of course. Even as she whips lyrics out about god’s potential existence, Letissier’s delivery is poised and powerful (a little more muscle, perhaps?). She rises out of the depths of the infectious production and settles on top of the clouds – where she belongs, a new pop god amongst us. She crushes it in French too. Listen to both versions below. Oh yeah, also, the new Christine and the Queens album is being released in English and French. Again… New. Pop. God.
Christine and the Queens’ new LP, Chris, is out September 21 via Because Music.