Thursday, 26 April 2012
Zebda - Un Je Ne Sais Quoi
The song Un Je Ne Sais Quoi comes from the Second Tour album, released in January this year, that marked the band's return last year following their split in 2003.
They were certainly missed - by me at least - and its great to have them back and releasing material that's as punchy as ever. While not still confronting political issues head on, Zebda never let this get in the way of a good tune.
As has been said: "if you can't dance, it's not a revolution worth having."
Zebda came to my attention with their 1998 Essence Ordinare album, which produced their best-known song Tomber La Chemise. They picked up two Victoires de la Musique awards in 2000, Best Song for Tomber... as well as the Best Group award. They also won two NRJ Music Awards for best Francophone Song and Best Francophone Group.
During the band's hiatus, members involved themselves in political issues, and the results from the first round of the presidential election certainly shows that there are a huge umber of issues to be addressed.
Zebda are touring in france in May and have festival dates in the summer across the country