Paradis perdus

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This week, we invite you to listen to Christine and the Queens, and the song "Paradis perdus" from her first album Chaleur humaine released in June 2014.

 
About Christine and the Queens

Héloïse Letissier, known by her stage name Christine and the Queens, is a French singer, songwriter and producer. Born on June 1, 1988, she started learning piano at the age of 4, then classical dance and modern-jazz.

After theatre studies at École normale supérieure (ENS) and the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Lyon, she moved to Paris in 2010, to work on the project Christine and the Queens : music, performance, art video, drawing and photography, her work combines a wide variety of artistic forms.

In 2012, Christine and the Queens won the "Best Discovered Act" award at Le Printemps de Bourges and also the "Premières Francos" award at Les Francofolies de La Rochelle. In 2014, she was nominated at Les Victoires de la Musique in the category "Group or Artist Stage Revelation of the Year".

 
The song

Her first album Chaleur humaine was released in June 2014. The two main hits are "Saint-Claude" and "Christine", but there is also "Paradis perdus" which is a cover of Christophe's 1973 song "Les Paradis Perdus" with Kanye West's lyrics from "Heartless".

 
The video clip

The lyrics

Dans ma veste de soie rose
Je déambule morose
Le crépuscule est grandiose


Heartless
How could you be so heartless ?
How could you be so heartless ?
How could you be so heartless ?


Dandy un peu maudit, un peu vieilli
Dans ce luxe qui s'effondre
Te souviens-tu quand je chantais
Dans les caves de Londres ?
Un peu noyé dans la fumée
Ce rock sophistiqué
Toutes les nuits tu restais là


Heartless
How could you be so heartless ?
How could you be so heartless ?
How could you be so heartless ?


Bandit un peu maudit, un peu vieilli
Les musiciens sont ridés
Et ce clavier comme c'est joli
J'essaie de me rappeler
Encore une fois
Les accords de ce rock
Qui détonnait comme les Anglais


Heartless
How could you be so heartless ?
How could you be so heartless ?
How could you be so heartless ?


In the night I hear them talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul
To a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless ?

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