I stumbled upon Cœur De Pirate‘s music in passing before, but the Canadian chanteuse’s new single “Golden Baby” is possibly my new favorite song of hers. It is sleek and lush retro-pop, set to a cool music video that’s like Teenage Dream gone supernatural. Among the things featured are exploding candies, flying plates, man on fire and the Northern lights. That it’s in French and I don’t quite understand what she sings just gives it that extra foreign appeal. “Golden Baby” is from her second album, “Blonde”, released last year.
Yuksek happens to be one of those trendy “blog house” acts whose name I saw all the time, but really don’t know that much about. With that said, I recently stumbled upon the music video for the French DJ’s latest single, “On A Train”. It’s a brilliant one with a clever concept, and ace visuals to match. It also reminds me of a certain other train-based video. Songwise, the track’s a pop-oriented French-electro stomper, with an euphoric rollercoaster of a chorus. Seriously, please take a peek below.
That was cool, wasn’t it.
Yuksek is known for his high-profile remixes for people like Lady Gaga, Phoenix, Gossip & M83. His second album, “Living On The Edge Of Time”, will arrive on June 13. This time, I should be paying close attention.
On A Train EP is out now digitally (but not in the US just yet).
More on Yuksek.
Nowadays, it’s rare for me to discover a video before an artist. However, that’s exactly the case with Mohini Geisweiller, a lady from France with a very distinctively European name. Her video for “Milk Teeth”, directed by Danakil, is an enigmatic, dreamlike, surreal visual experience. It doesn’t hurt that she looks absolutely gorgeous, too. The song is a subtle but beautiful piece of after-hours electronic pop with cold waves of synths and a sinister undertone. Mohini’s soft, hushed, accented vocals adds to the mystic mood. Musically, it reminds me of Goldfrapp’s quieter moments before the “Seventh Tree” era.
I found it quite odd that Mohini’s presence on the Internet is next to nothing. Apparently, she used to be in a band called “Sex in Dallas”, whose sound is more electroclash. Little information about her and this project is available, except that she’s signed to a major label in France, and the song is on an EP of the same name, already released on iTunes. Music this nice doesn’t deserve to go unnoticed. With luck, we’ll get to hear more music of the same vein from her soon.