Friday, 7 December 2012

Alizée: A cause de l'automne

The video for Alizée's new song A cause de l'automne has emerged, just in time for the golden leaves of autumn to be replaced by the harsh ice and snow of winter.

Not sure why there was such a delay in the video coming out. The video and the song have a strong 60s retro feel, so maybe it just took as long to put these things together as it did back then.

Also strange that the official YouTube posting of the video is restricted to France only, considering she's got a pretty wide international following.

I suppose the issue is that perhaps the record company are keen to ensure she's established as a credible artist, which can't be easy for a singer whose initial celebrity was established on her youth.

A cause de l'automne was originally a song in English titled Never Again,  written by Pete Russell.

Alizée is of course best known as the former protégée of Mylène Farmer. She worked with Farmer and her musical parter Laurent Boutonnat after she won TV talent show Graines de Star in 1999.

Her song Moi...Lolita from was one of the biggest selling singles in France, and unusually for a French language song it reached the top ten in the UK.

Alizée collaborated with Laurent Boutonnat and Mylène Farmer on her first two albums Gourmandises in 2001 and Mes Courants Électriques in 2003.

Alizée's last album, her fourth, entitled Une Enfant Du Siècle, came out in 2010. The album was a more electro-styled collection, it seems that her fifth sees a return to a more song-based style.

Her new album, which sees her working with Jean-Jacques Goldman, BB Brunes and Thomas Boulard had been expected to come out in October, but it now seems that an early 2013 release date is more likely.

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