ALOÏSE SAUVAGE - JULIEN GRANEL - ROXAANE
Bringing a refreshing and poetic touch to France's pop and chanson scene
WhenThu. 6 May, 2021
The melodies are catchy, the words are spontaneous and authentic and question everyone’s spot in this world, far from labels and stereotypes.
Without fear of running out of breath, Aloïse Sauvage (yes, that’s her real name) just goes for it. She devours music at the music academy, practices dance and theatre and finds in the contemporary circus a fulfilling means of expression, convinced by James Thierrée’s shows of the urgency to muddle the tracks, shake up the conventions, explore several paths. On stage, she is fascinating. Her raw energy and strong character lead her to be spotted and to perform in ﬁlms such as “120 Beats a Minute” by Robin Campillo and “Mal de Pierres” by Nicole Garcia. Independent, young and wild, Aloïse is not afraid of any and all references, having always listened to rap and French chanson. Meeting director Le Motif and producer Josh Rosinet led her to find an identity and a musical fulfillment, without being afraid of autotune, a liberating instrument, which allows her to write and sing her emotions in a more asserted and liberated fashion. She is part of this uninhibited generation, which has a taste for writing and which is freeing itself from the less and less established codes of rap, pop and singer-songwriting. A true performer, she began by opening for Eddy de Pretto and Ibeyi and was noticed at the Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges. At the Transmusicales festival in Rennes last December, her show caused a stir with its poetry and its technicality, specific to the contemporary circus. Like a diary, her debut EP “Jimy” unveils songs that question absolute love, as much as love with no tomorrow, the love stories of a generation without taboos, who “loves who they want to”. The melodies are catchy, the words are spontaneous and authentic and question everyone’s spot in this world, far from labels and stereotypes.
Whether you discovered him thanks to the electro-pop song ‘Tant que le soleil brille’ or as a supporting act for Angèle, it is very likely that the French artist Julien Granel made an immediate and powerful impression with his colourful music. Songs like ‘Défait’ and ‘La mer à boire’ are oozing with passion and urgency, but in an artistic and colourful way with a tasty French edge. For ‘Défait’, he even collaborated with Vladimir Cauchemar, a star producer from our French neighbours. Alongside Aloïse Sauvage, it is certain that Julien will shine in the Orangerie, so put on your most extravagant outfit and head for the Botanique on the 8th of October!
Following in the footsteps of artists such as Eddy De Pretto and Aloïse Sauvage, Roxaane delivers modern French pop with hip-hop rhythms and productions that, for once, don't sound like time stands still. Disarmingly straightforward, Roxaane makes her mark on the French music scene thanks to an uncomplicated, introspective and poetic writing style that reflects the thoughts of today's youth.