Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Nolwenn Leroy: Juste pour me Souvenir

A look ahead to a new release by Nolwenn Leroy later this month, the track Juste pour me Souvenir from the forthcoming album Ô Filles de l'Eau.

Her last album Bretonne, released in 2010, saw the former Star Academy winner establish herself as a major star in France. The album took traditional Breton and celtic songs along with modern works of a similar style, going to number one in France's album chart for eight weeks and one of the biggest selling albums of 2011.

Nolwenn won the second series of Star academy, releasing her debut album in 2003. That album was a platinum seller, and she also scored a number one single with Cassé, the success of Star Academy no doubt helping establish her career. But the longevity of her career is more down to her own talent rather than the work of TF1.

It's hard to imaging a singer from a reality show in the UK having the same success with an album of songs in gaelic.

The song suggests Nolwenn will be continuing the modern folk pop sound of Bretonne, the songs on a theme of the sea.

The album Ô Filles de l'Eau is release on November 26, and Nolwenn also gives her voice to the character of the Tooth Fairy (La Fée des dents) in the French version of the new Dreamworks animated film Rise of the Guardians, a role played by Isla Fisher in the English version of the film.

Nolwenn Leroy plays some dates in France in December, including three nights at the Olympia in Paris.

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