Friday, 9 October 2015

Christine and the Queens: Jonathan

More from Christine and the Queens, ahead of the US release of her debut album.

Chaleur humaine, already a massive seller in France, is being released under the titles Christine in North American.

The track Jonathan follows  No Harm Is Done, released last month.

The new track features a collaboration with Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, an American solo artist who's released three albums, his debut Learning coming out in 2011. His most recent, Too Bright, was released in 2014.

Christine spoke about the new song, and about how she was inspired by Klaus Nomi, and his death from aids in the 80s,  and how the queer community has confronted shame.

Christine speaks about Perfume Genius, saying ""He cannot be ignored, because his voice melts every stone, because he doesn't hide; without him, the song felt like dying, but now, it's more like the promise of something healing through the pain."

She added: "This is what I learnt with artists like Klaus Nomi, and still love with ones like Perfume Genius: you're never as strong as when you allow yourself to be the most vulnerable person you can be."

Christine and the Queens have dates across North America from October 19 until November 9 supporting Marina and the Diamonds, and a headline show in New York on Noevmber 11.

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