Woodkid will undoubtedly be the first surprise of 2011. An unexpected arrival far from the manufactured buzz.
The young man, aged 28, has come with an EP of raw beauty, Iron. Woodkid is Yoann Lemoine, previously known for his career as a video director without fault (Yelle, Moby, and more recently Katy Perry for “Teenage Dream”).
The legend says that on a shoot in the USA, Woodkid received, straight from the hands of great American guitaristRichie Havens, a banjo that immediately replaced his piano, at least for a while.