Music is popularly called the food for the soul. Having the perfect blend of songs on your favorite playlist is a wonderful way to fully enjoy some of life’s simple yet satisfying pleasures.
For many people who either want to experience the French style of music for the first time or looking for amazing artists to boost their playlist, here are some modern French singers and bands to help give you the total experience.
1. La Femme (band)
If there’s any playlist worth having, the dynamic rock band, La Femme, surely deserves a spot on it. With a track record of alternating between beautiful, hypnotic music and psychedelic rock music, they have a song for every season.
La Femme has highly sophisticated and talented band members. So, they often top their records with each release, making concerts and tours extra exciting for fans.To this very day, their second album, Mystère, is still a favorite of fans around the globe. They make it seem effortless. Yet they always have a wonderful blend of costumes and styles of music that many bands are incapable of pulling off.
Even though their rise to stardom wasn’t as swift as many artists today, they will always be referred to as the band that successfully hoodwinked their way onto the red carpet and into the hearts of millions around the globe. Some of their more popular songs are “Cool Colorado, Disconnexion”, “Paradigme”, “Où Va Le Monde?”, “Sphynx”, and “Le Sang De Mon Peochane”.
2. Thérapie Taxi (band)
Another great option that has successfully taken hold of the hearts of fans around the world. The six-man group perfectly combines genres ranging from hip-hop and rock to pop music, creating the perfect blend of music. Formerly known by the name of Milky Way, they changed their band name as the band grew.
Their first song, “Salop”, under their new name, was what put them in the limelight and set the band on their way to worldwide fame.The album, Hit Sale, was the proverbial icing on the cake, as it has risen to be an all-time favorite worldwide. This is what prompted them to reissue the album under the title “Hit Sale Extra Cheese”.
Although the group has announced that they would be separating this year, 2021, their music will always have a place in the playlists of many with a taste for good music. Some of their best songs are “Hit Sale”, “Cadence”, “Salop”, “Superstar”, “Chula”, and “BB La Nuit”.
3. Clara Lucian (singer)
Once a member of the band “La Femme”, this singer/ songwriter has made all the right choices when it comes to pursuing her music career. As a solo artist s a remarkable pace for many others to follow. One thing that has endeared her to many is her fearlessness in expressing contemporary issues and her views on them. For example, her song “Monstre d’Amour” is aimed at breaking the silence after a heartbreak -something many find relatable.
After doing two songs with La Femme on the 2013 album, “Psycho Tropical Berlin”, Luciani left the band and went solo. She often performs with renowned musical moguls like Raphäel and Benjamin Biolay. Her love for music and songwriting began a long time ago when she was a little girl, and it has blossomed since then.
Not only does she perfectly render songs in the classical and rock genres, but she also formed the duo “Hologram” in 2013, with Maxime Sokolinski. Together, they released the album “Absolute Zero”, and have done several tours.
4. Shy’m (Singer)
Only known to few as Tamara Marthe, Shy’m is a legend when it comes to R&B, bagging several music awards throughout her career. Her rise to stardom began when the rapper, K. Maro featured her in his song, “Histoire de Luv”. Soon after, she went on to release her first album, “Mes Fantaisies”, which was composed and produced by K. Maro.
After that, she branched out and set off to produce her music. She has been experimenting with different styles ranging from R&B to soul music, pop, all the way to synth-pop.
Often described as the Princess of French Pop music, this singer and songwriter is the perfect companion for those who love to dance. Her album “Chaméléon” is the perfect playlist for those who favor upbeat music. She strings words and tunes that perfectly capture the feeling of summer. Her hit albums include “Solitaire”, “Mes Fantaisies”, “Agape”, “H.E.R.O.S”, and “Jour 222”.
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