Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Thomas Dutronc and Imelda May: Clint (Silence On Tourne)

A video for the track Clint (Silence On Tourne) by Thomas Dutronc with guest vocalist Imelda May

The two performers compliment each other's style well in this track, which originally came out in a different version on his 2011 album Silence On Tourne, On Tourne En Rond.

May did not feature on this original version on Dutronc's second album, a hugely successful album that saw the singles Sac Ado and Demain.

With Imelda May a far better known name in the UK and Ireland than Dutronc, the song might even attract some publicity at this side of the channel. The English lyrics probably make the song a bit more friendly to an anglophone ear as well.

The video has a great retro quality that also suits the style of the two singers, the song paying tribute to Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, a director and star widely known to be a jazz lover. I'm sure he'll appreciate it.

May and Dutronc performed the track together at this year's Victoires de la Musique awards in February.

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