Friday, April 20, 2012

Listen Up! Singtank

Although I generally tend to skew a little alty when it comes to my music, I will always embrace a good pop group with open arms.  If you read this blog regularly, then you know I also have a love-affair with all things French (cliche I know, but it's the absolute truth). So its no surprise that when I heard the first single from SingTank's upcoming album, I was hooked (now I just have to wait till May for the album to be released).

Singtank's Joséphine and Alexandre De La Baume.

Singtank is Joséphine and Alexandre De La Baume, a brother/sister duo from France who worked with producer Nelle Hopper (who has collaborated with Massive Attack and Bjork) on their debut project. Their sound varies, from fun pop grooves that will no doubt be turned into club remixes, to softer more introspective tunes. In "The Party's" Alice and Wonderland themed video, this duo shows they can be playful without taking themselves too seriously.

In "Nuthouse", you can hear a more introspective and serious sound, both musically and lyrically.

I must also admit that a tiny part of the allure of this group is Josephine's amazing personal style. There is a great interview with her here talking Singtank, personal style, how French girls stay chic, and her favorite pair of shoes. She has that effortlessly chic style (with a touch of masculinity and sexiness at the same time) that I'm always trying to replicate. And I love that she says that French girls always look like they didn't try, but they really do:) She also happens to be married to DJ/Producer extraordinaire Mark Ronson - talk about a creative duo!  So download "The Party," and get ready for the weekend - Happy Friday everyone!

Joséphine De La Baume in Harper's Bazaar, 2011.


Anonymous said...

she's super stylish isn't she. they do make it look effortless. you don't think it is? have a great weekend. Teri

Theresa said...

Well, you had me at Massive Attack and Bjork. I really enjoyed the second song for its dreamy quality.
Married to Mark Ronson? That is a creative duo, and Josephine is in (musically) good hands.
She does have amazing style. I'm so glad I watched that interview. Thank you for the link.

Erin said...

Yep, sold. You had me at "pop French duo" and it doesn't hurt that they are both gorgeous and impeccably stylish. I love good French music; have you heard Yelle or Coeur de Pirate? Love both of them and they have a similar sound to Singtank but they sing solely in French! Pretty catchy stuff!

tina said...

Never heard these songs before. Bit too dreamy for me.

They got married? I know they were dating but already hitched? Gosh, how fast. He is super talented.

Girls, if I looked anything like her, I would be effortlessly chic, I promise you! She's gorgeous. She seems nice with it and I really enjoyed the interview. Actually, why are french women so effortlessly chic? And why do Italian women always look amazing??

A friend of mine once told me when he first met/slept with his french girlfriend... proper lingerie, not like english girls! Hmmm.

Hope you had a good weekend;)

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