Friday, 22 March 2013

Lescop: La Nuit Americaine

As I mentioned earlier this year, Lescop's debut album is to get a UK release, and the date of its release has been confirmed as June 3.

It was one of my favourite releases of last year, and it's wonderful to see it getting some attention in the UK. While he's played dates over here before, hopefully the release of the album will lead to more shows on this side of the channel.

In the meantime, a video for the track La Nuit Americaine has emerged. The video was initially geographically restricted on youtube, but I'm pleased to get the chance to see it outside France and certainly worth the wait.

The video - more a short film - was directed by Sylvie Verheyde from an original idea by Mathieu Lescop.

Sylvie Verheyde has also directed a number of films, including 1997's un Frère which starred Emma de Caunes in a César-winning role, Princesses , Stella and 2011's Confession of a Child of the Century which starred Pete Doherty.

The video certainly puts Lescop's music in an appropriate dramatic context, and I'm sure its the kin do fthing we'll be seeing more of in the future.

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