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It's been six years since Divinidylle, and Vanessa Paradis is making up for lost time with the 22-track Love Songs. The title bears some poignancy -- this is her first offering since splitting from Johnny Depp. (He and their daughter Lily Rose get co-writing credits on the dubwise "New Year.") Benjamin Biolay produced the set, wrote six tunes for it, co-wrote another with Paradis, and performed a duet with her. Biolay may not be the next Serge Gainsbourg, but he is the master's most logical successor in terms of musical sophistication, writing chops, and a willingness to experiment sonically. Among the other songwriters who contributed material are Mathieu Boogaerts, Mickaël Furnon, BB Brunes' Adrien Gallo, Marcel Kanche, and Paradis. Opener "L'au-Delà" is a modern French chanson offered in lilting waltz time; guitars and snare drum move directly at the singer who slips them and lets the lyric guide her delivery. The title track single by Biolay caused a discussion between singer and producer -- being one of his best songs, she wanted him to keep it for himself, but he insisted she record it. It's classic French disco, complete with big bassline, spacy strings, Star Wars battle synths, organic and synthetic percussion, wah-wah guitars, and an infectious, hooky, vocal chorus. Paradis' voice, usually wispy and slight, digs into the lyric with force and delight. "Les Espaces et les Sentiments" is funky pop, where the singer struts atop the bassline, synth pulse, and percussion, and places them in service of her sultry delivery. "Tu pars Comme on Revient," by Biolay, brings the classic age of French chanson to the indie pop era with a flourish, yet it took this singer to pull it off. "The Dark It Comes" is a duet with ex-Libertines' Carl Barat; it's a twisted murder ballad whose narrative stands in sharp contrast to its lush musical arrangement. The tango-gypsy fusion in "Le Rempart" is clever and convincing, as is "Sombreros," where reggae meets cumbia. "Mi Amor" is Phil Spector rock & roll with 21st century production featuring a dirty bassline vamp and blissed-out guitars in the bridge. It highlights Paradis' sassy, playful phrasing -- she can sing this stuff all day and always sound convincing. She lends a wistful poignancy to her reading of Jacques Brel's classic "La Chanson des Vieux Cons," which Biolay illustrates dramatically with a restrained operatic backing choir, organ, and piano. His duet with her on "Les Roses Roses" owes as much to early rock & roll as it does to the breezy sophisti-pop Biolay is famous for. As a result of this collaboration, Love Songs is Paradis' most heterogeneous album musically -- though that is admittedly subtle at first. While Biolay's importance cannot be overstated, this is the very first Paradis record where she sounds like a full partner with her producer rather than the singer he illuminates. While she doesn't leave pop behind here, she pushes its envelope -- and her own -- attaining a diversity that we couldn't have imagined from her previously.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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1
L'Au-Delà
00:03:18

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, String Arranger, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Brice Baillon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Guillaume Coignard, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Julie Rousseau, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Pignot, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mickaël Furnon, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 Barclay

2
Love Song
00:03:31

Benjamin Biolay, Composer, Author, Producer, String Arranger, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Author, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Brice Baillon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Guillaume Coignard, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Julie Rousseau, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Pignot, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2013 Barclay

3
C'Est Quoi ?
00:03:10

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Hammond B3, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mathieu Boogaerts, ComposerLyricist - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

4
Les Espaces & Les Sentiments
00:03:07

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Francois Villevieille, ComposerLyricist - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

5
Prends Garde A Moi
00:04:03

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Piano, Hammond B3, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Christophe Morin, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Dieter Limbourg, Flute, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Benabdallah, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

6
Tu Pars Comme On Revient
00:02:55

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Piano, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

7
The Dark It Comes Explicit
00:04:00

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Timbales , Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Carl Barât, Guitar, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

8
Rocking Chair
00:04:20

Benjamin Biolay, Author, Producer, Keyboards, Trumpet, Hammond B3, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Composer, Interprète Vocal, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Dieter Limbourg, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

9
Station Quatre Septembre
00:03:28

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Hammond B3, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Dieter Limbourg, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

10
Tu Vois C' Que Je Vois
00:03:11

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Keyboards, Trumpet, Synthesizer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mathieu Boogaerts, ComposerLyricist - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

11
La Crème
00:02:40

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ben Ricour, Composer - Pierre Grillet, Author - Dieter Limbourg, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Alexia Waku, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Amanda Maela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2013 Barclay

12
Le Rempart
00:03:11

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mathieu Boogaerts, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 Barclay

13
Mi Amor
00:03:06

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Adrien Gallo, ComposerLyricist - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Alexia Waku, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Amanda Maela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2013 Barclay

14
New Year
00:03:07

Ruth Ellsworth-Carter, Author - Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Keyboards, Trumpet, Hammond B3, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Composer, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Dieter Limbourg, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Johnny Depp, Composer - Alexia Waku, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Lily Rose Depp, Composer - Amanda Maela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2013 Barclay

15
Tu Si Na Cosa Grande
00:02:50

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Domenico Modugno, Composer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Roberto Gigli, Author - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

16
Sombreros
00:04:23

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Trumpet, Hammond B3, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Jérome Attal, Author - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ben Ricour, Composer - Dieter Limbourg, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

17
Etre Celle
00:03:38

Benjamin Biolay, Conductor, Producer, String Arranger, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Frédéric Kret, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Composer, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sébastien Levy, Alto, AssociatedPerformer - Ghislaine Benabdallah, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Akemi Fillon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Marcel Kanche, Author - Estelle Villotte, Alto, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Benabdallah, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

18
Doorway
00:02:58

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Keyboards, Trumpet, Synthesizer, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Brunon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elsa Fourlon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nicolas Fiszman, Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Christophe Morin, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Alexia Waku, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Amanda Maela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2013 Barclay

19
La Chanson Des Vieux Cons
00:04:44

Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Piano, Hammond B3, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Brice Baillon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Guillaume Coignard, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Julie Rousseau, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Pignot, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

20
Les Roses Roses
00:03:50

Marc Chouarain, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Benjamin Biolay, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Interprète Vocal, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Vanessa Paradis, Interprète Vocal, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Christophe Morin, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Erwin "Wax" Autrique, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Barclay

Album Description

It's been six years since Divinidylle, and Vanessa Paradis is making up for lost time with the 22-track Love Songs. The title bears some poignancy -- this is her first offering since splitting from Johnny Depp. (He and their daughter Lily Rose get co-writing credits on the dubwise "New Year.") Benjamin Biolay produced the set, wrote six tunes for it, co-wrote another with Paradis, and performed a duet with her. Biolay may not be the next Serge Gainsbourg, but he is the master's most logical successor in terms of musical sophistication, writing chops, and a willingness to experiment sonically. Among the other songwriters who contributed material are Mathieu Boogaerts, Mickaël Furnon, BB Brunes' Adrien Gallo, Marcel Kanche, and Paradis. Opener "L'au-Delà" is a modern French chanson offered in lilting waltz time; guitars and snare drum move directly at the singer who slips them and lets the lyric guide her delivery. The title track single by Biolay caused a discussion between singer and producer -- being one of his best songs, she wanted him to keep it for himself, but he insisted she record it. It's classic French disco, complete with big bassline, spacy strings, Star Wars battle synths, organic and synthetic percussion, wah-wah guitars, and an infectious, hooky, vocal chorus. Paradis' voice, usually wispy and slight, digs into the lyric with force and delight. "Les Espaces et les Sentiments" is funky pop, where the singer struts atop the bassline, synth pulse, and percussion, and places them in service of her sultry delivery. "Tu pars Comme on Revient," by Biolay, brings the classic age of French chanson to the indie pop era with a flourish, yet it took this singer to pull it off. "The Dark It Comes" is a duet with ex-Libertines' Carl Barat; it's a twisted murder ballad whose narrative stands in sharp contrast to its lush musical arrangement. The tango-gypsy fusion in "Le Rempart" is clever and convincing, as is "Sombreros," where reggae meets cumbia. "Mi Amor" is Phil Spector rock & roll with 21st century production featuring a dirty bassline vamp and blissed-out guitars in the bridge. It highlights Paradis' sassy, playful phrasing -- she can sing this stuff all day and always sound convincing. She lends a wistful poignancy to her reading of Jacques Brel's classic "La Chanson des Vieux Cons," which Biolay illustrates dramatically with a restrained operatic backing choir, organ, and piano. His duet with her on "Les Roses Roses" owes as much to early rock & roll as it does to the breezy sophisti-pop Biolay is famous for. As a result of this collaboration, Love Songs is Paradis' most heterogeneous album musically -- though that is admittedly subtle at first. While Biolay's importance cannot be overstated, this is the very first Paradis record where she sounds like a full partner with her producer rather than the singer he illuminates. While she doesn't leave pop behind here, she pushes its envelope -- and her own -- attaining a diversity that we couldn't have imagined from her previously.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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