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Personne d'autre

Françoise Hardy

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Françoise Hardy is a pop survivor. As she admitted herself, her 2012 album L’Amour Fou sounded the death knell of a prolific 50-year career. But after listening completely by chance to a song of Finnish band Poets of the fall, she decided to adapt it in French and that’s how this new album adventure all started. The singer of Message personnel has always dressed up her albums with patchy elements from all of sorts of collaborations (both for the music and lyrics), and this Personne d’autre is no exception to the rule. A personality seems to stand out, and that’s Erick Benzi, who composed nine songs on this album. He’s also the author behind most arrangements. In addition to Benzi, the credits feature La Grande Sophie, Thierry Stremler and… Michel Berger (for the cover of Seras-tu là?).
Unsurprisingly Personne d’autre specifically focuses on death, with which Françoise Hardy had a close encounter in the middle of the 2010s. But rather than fearing it, the singer looks at death straight in the eyes, even considering it with a form of lightness, like in the counting rhyme Trois petits tours – the only perky track on the album. But aside from this surprising song, the opus seems like a sweet purgatory, in which atonement appears to be a step more pleasant than painful. This flawless harmony comes first and foremost from the magnificent melodies that enrich each song: in the tender lullaby Dors mon ange, the melancholic Personne d’autre or the elegant waltz Quel Dommage, Françoise Hardy shows once again her attraction for beautiful and noble melodies. At times, deadly metaphors are not the most subtle, like in the lyrics of Train Spécial, but it's arrangements are deliciously 80s. Same goes for the strong echo that underlies her voice here and there, transforming her de facto into an angelic figure rising into heaven. But overall, the listener will be seduced by the gracious serenity of what − from all angles − sure seems like a farewell album. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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Françoise Hardy
00:03:30

Roberto Briot, Bass - Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Trumpet, Recorded by - Jeff Bourassin, Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

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Dors mon ange
Françoise Hardy
00:04:07

Markus Kaarlonen, Writer - Roberto Briot, Bass - Françoise Hardy, Lead Vocals, Adapter, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Olli Tukiainen, Writer - Marko Saaresto, Writer - Erick Benzi, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Mandolin, Recorded by, Ukulele - Jeff Bourassin, Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

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Personne d'autre
Françoise Hardy
00:02:59

Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Recorded by - Renaud Garcia-Fons, Bass - Pascale Daniel, Composer, Piano

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

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Un seul geste
Françoise Hardy
00:03:22

Roberto Briot, Bass - Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Mandolin, Backing Vocals, Recorded by - Jeff Bourassin, Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

5
You're My Home
Françoise Hardy
00:03:22

Roberto Briot, Bass - Françoise Hardy, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Yael Naïm, Writer - Dominique Blanc Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Mandolin, Recorded by - Renaud Garcia-Fons, Bass - David Donatien, Composer - Jeff Bourassin, Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

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Seras-tu là ?
Françoise Hardy
00:03:08

Roberto Briot, Bass - Françoise Hardy, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Michel Berger, Writer - Pascal Obispo, Piano, Strings - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Mandolin, Recorded by - Jeff Bourassin, Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

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Quel dommage
Françoise Hardy
00:03:18

Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Piano, Recorded by - Renaud Garcia-Fons, Bass - Amandine Maissiat, Composer - John Massa, Soprano Saxophone

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

8
Train spécial
Françoise Hardy
00:04:04

Roberto Briot, Bass - Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Recorded by - Jeff Bourassin, Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

9
Brumes
Françoise Hardy
00:03:03

Roberto Briot, Bass - Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Erick Benzi, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Keyboards, Piano, Backing Vocals, Recorded by - Jeff Bourassin, Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

10
Trois petits tours
Françoise Hardy
00:03:09

Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Bénédicte Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Thierry Stremler, Composer, Director, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass, Programming - Pascal Colomb, Director, Acoustic Guitar, Whistle - Philippe Almosnino, Electric Guitar

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

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Le large
Françoise Hardy
00:03:44

Françoise Hardy, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - FRANÇOIS POGGIO, Guitar - Bénédicte Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Vincent Taurelle, Keyboards, Piano, Sounds - Oliver Smith, Bass - La Grande Sophie, Director, Writer - Vincent Taeger, Drums, Percussion

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

12
Un mal qui fait du bien
Vincent Ségal
00:01:33

Françoise Hardy, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Dominique Blanc-Francard, Masterer - Vincent Segal, Violoncello - Bénédicte Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Thierry Stremler, Composer, Director, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Rhodes Solo - Pascal Colomb, String Arranger, Director, Recorded by, Bass, Programming

© 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company

Album review

Françoise Hardy is a pop survivor. As she admitted herself, her 2012 album L’Amour Fou sounded the death knell of a prolific 50-year career. But after listening completely by chance to a song of Finnish band Poets of the fall, she decided to adapt it in French and that’s how this new album adventure all started. The singer of Message personnel has always dressed up her albums with patchy elements from all of sorts of collaborations (both for the music and lyrics), and this Personne d’autre is no exception to the rule. A personality seems to stand out, and that’s Erick Benzi, who composed nine songs on this album. He’s also the author behind most arrangements. In addition to Benzi, the credits feature La Grande Sophie, Thierry Stremler and… Michel Berger (for the cover of Seras-tu là?).
Unsurprisingly Personne d’autre specifically focuses on death, with which Françoise Hardy had a close encounter in the middle of the 2010s. But rather than fearing it, the singer looks at death straight in the eyes, even considering it with a form of lightness, like in the counting rhyme Trois petits tours – the only perky track on the album. But aside from this surprising song, the opus seems like a sweet purgatory, in which atonement appears to be a step more pleasant than painful. This flawless harmony comes first and foremost from the magnificent melodies that enrich each song: in the tender lullaby Dors mon ange, the melancholic Personne d’autre or the elegant waltz Quel Dommage, Françoise Hardy shows once again her attraction for beautiful and noble melodies. At times, deadly metaphors are not the most subtle, like in the lyrics of Train Spécial, but it's arrangements are deliciously 80s. Same goes for the strong echo that underlies her voice here and there, transforming her de facto into an angelic figure rising into heaven. But overall, the listener will be seduced by the gracious serenity of what − from all angles − sure seems like a farewell album. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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