Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Anaïs: Le Tango Stupéfiant
The song is a cover of the song made popular by Marie Dubas, French music hall singer of the 1930s and 40s, who was one of the artists who inspired Edith Piaf.
The track comes from the Anaïs album A l'eau de Javel, which was released earlier this year. The album, the second solo studio album by Anaïs Croze, is a collection of standards from the 30s to the 60s re-interpreted in her own unique style.
Anaïs is a hugely talented artist, who has the ability to move effortlessly through musical genres but manages to maintain a distinctive voice in whatever context.
I've always liked Anaïs since her The Love Album came out in 2008, for the simple reason that I was sent a review copy and loved it, but struggled to convince my day job website to run a review. So I thought it might be a good idea to start a blog or something at some point...
Anaïs has been nominated for a couple of awards, had a platinum album (her debut album, the live recording The Cheap Show) and a gold album (The Love Album), and I suspect we may yet see even better things in the future.