5/08/2020

FRENCH POP ARTIST CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS PERFORMED ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

FRENCH POP ARTIST CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS PERFORMED ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT HERE
 
LA VITA NUOVA EP AND SHORT FILM OUT NOW HERE

COVERS:
THE WEEKND “BLINDING LIGHTS” HERE
TRAVIS SCOTT “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” HERE
NEIL YOUNG “HEART OF GOLD” HERE
Photo credit: Camille Vivier,  hi-res photos, La vita nuova EP art, lyrics HERE
Last night, the French artist Christine and the Queens performed her single “People, I’ve been sad” live from her window in Paris for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert HERE.

Besides producing and filming unique cover versions of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” 
HERETravis Scott’s “Highest In The Room” HERE and Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” HERE while in quarantine, Christine and the Queens participated in Global Citizen’s “One World: Together at Home” HERE to celebrate and support healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Late in February, Christine and the Queens released a surprise EP La vita nuova which draws strength from extreme vulnerability. Produced by Christine and the Queens and Ash Workman, the EP is available now digitally on Because Music, and available to pre-order on CD and LP (due for release May 29th).

La vita nuova arrives with an accompanying short film of the same name, imagined by Christine and featuring the EP’s five new songs in as many sequences. The 14 minute film is an inward journey that sees the artist invest Opéra Garnier, the world famous Paris opera house, filling it with stories of ghosts and mythical creatures. Through the lens of long-time collaborator Colin Solal Cardo (Robyn, Charli XCX) and with choreography by Ryan Heffington (Sia “Chandelier” VMA Award 2014, Grammy nominated), Christine and her dancers appear in succession on the Opéra rooftop, its grand stage and most secret recesses, culminating into a feverish moment with Caroline Polachek, a collaborator on the EP’s title track.

La vita nuova follows 18 months of live shows, collaborations and international distinctions, around the release of Christine and the Queens’ breathtaking second album Chris. Most recently, Christine and the Queens collaborated with Charli XCX on the acclaimed single “Gone,” released last autumn and a mainstay of 2019’s end of year lists. 

Chris was written, arranged, produced and performed by Christine and the Queens, and charted at #3 in the official UK album chart; it has been certified silver in the UK. Chris is the follow up to her already-iconic debut record Chaleur Humaine, released to near-universal acclaim in France in 2014, the USA as self-titled Christine and the Queens, selling more than 1.4 million copies worldwide to date. 

Christine and the Queens received a GLAAD Media Awards nomination, her second nomination for International Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards 2019, was named Q Icon at the Q Awards 2019 and won the Artist Award at the Attitude Awards 2019. She starred in numerous artist, album and song of the decade lists.

Listen / buy La vita nuova
Watch La vita nuova
La vita nuova tracklisting:
1. People, I’ve been sad
2. Je disparais dans tes bras
3. Mountains (we met)
4. Nada
5. La vita nuova feat. Caroline Polachek
6. I disappear in your arms (bonus)


Praise for Christine and the Queens:

“...this EP is arguably Christine and the Queens’ best release to date, a distillation of the incisive and effervescent pop melodies that are a hallmark of all of her work” - Variety

“Girlfriend” #1 Song of The Year Time Magazine

“Chris” is hard-nosed and irrepressible, a coiled spring unbound" - New York Times

“an electric blend of unforgettable imagery, emotional depth, and lurid, sizzling pop-funk” 7.9 - Pitchfork

“playing both producer and performer, visual fetishist and object of desire, throttles the brain and disrupts easy categorizing of all kinds. Chris is overwhelming, in the best possible way” - NPR

"...her stuttering vocal cadence recalls the very best of Michael Jackson" - PAPER


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http://www.twitter.com/queenschristine
http://www.because.tv 

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