6/11/2020

YELLE RELEASE "JE T'AIME ENCORE" REMIXES EP + NEW ALBUM FOR SEPTEMBER

YELLE RELEASES “JE T’AIME ENCORE” REMIX EP HERE

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY LOIC PRIGENT, FEATURING HAIR STYLIST CHARLIE LE MINDU HERE

ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SIX YEARS TO COME IN SEPTEMBER

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YELLE came back on April 28 with her gorgeous new song "Je t'aime encore", announced a new album to be released early September! Today she offers a Remixes EP HERE, perfectly diversified!

Montro puts us in a post-nap-under-a-coconut-tree mood, when Djemba Djemba is being pretty-pretty nasty! Alban Claudin makes you want to sip a martini by his piano. Fady D doesn't allow you to NOT dance, and Jersey wants to keep you dancing until the sun rises again. "Je t'aime encore", and encore encore encore encore!


The original single includes a very personal music video focused on Julie Budet and hair stylist Charlie Le Mindu, directed by fashion documentary filmmaker Loïc Prigent HEREPAPER Magazine premiered the video HERE.

YELLE announced their fourth studio album to come out in September, which will display YELLE in a new light. “Je T'aime Encore,” taken at face-value, it's a bittersweet love song, but buried in its rhymes lies the complex relationship between Yelle and its native country. “We're French, and sometimes we're more understood by American people, Swedish people or Spanish people,” Budet says. “They feel what we say and the energy that's in our music, while France is a lot about overthinking, analyzing and trying to put you into a box… That's what the song is about. 'We love you, but sometimes we don't get you.' Proper love song!” 

The ballad expresses this complicated relationship with clear piano and brooding bass over a syncopated beat. It's romantic, colored with synthetic sighs and imbued with a kind of longing, a rare vulnerability that shines new light on Yelle. The duo’s new direction is amplified in a surprisingly-intimate video that shows an empowered Budet having her hair cut with a surprise twist. “It's actually working,” Perrier says. “When we play it to French people, they get the lyrics. They feel it. There is something very emotional about it.”

YELLE about “Je T’Aime Encore”: “We're working on a new album for early September and this is our first song "Je t'aime encore". It's a love letter to our country France. We wanted to create a gorgeous, deep song, based on pure, classical French pop chords. "Je t'aime encore" feels like when you are stretching out in your cosy bed, after a perfect night. Wake up people, we are back!” 

Director Loïc Prigent about the video: "I’m a fan of Yelle, Julie and Jean-François since the beginning, so I’m very happy to make this first video, it’s a first for me in this kind of exercise. I really like the lyrics of the song, like a love letter to France. I really like Yelle’s lyrics, the triple entendre, the poems, the catchphrases, the choruses. I love her sense of style and even if she is in a bathrobe in the video, it is a sublime bathrobe made to measure by Pierre-Alexis Hermet, with pretty incredible kimono sleeves. It was a great team effort, and seeing Charlie Le Mindu’s creative brain up close is an experience I wish to everyone."

Charlie Le Mindu quote: "When Yelle came to ask me to create a video with them for the new single. I said Yes. I listened to the track and it's magic how it can take you somewhere else in a very new direction. Yelle is always fun and put a good mood on. The beauty of the song is pure and that's why I decided to create a bob as it's very simple cut and strong look that fits any gender. Collaborating with great choreographers, but also with Loïc Prigent... I knew it was going to be a fun adventure!!"

Bred in the mid 2000s blogosphere, the French band's primary color disco was impossible to ignore. Jean-François (GrandMarnier) Perrier's gritty synths mixed with Julie (Yelle) Budet's sunny cheers. The pair was joined by fellow producer Tepr on debut album Pop Up. The candy-colored collection was cocky, sexually-charged and ready to party. Language was no barrier for the infectious synth-pop hooks and eye-catching videos, and Yelle soon brought its buoyant party to stages around the world.

The effervescent fizz of 2011's Safari Club Disco burned bright with lush synth atmospheres and layered production. Its songs about love and living in the moment earned the trio an opening slot on Katy Perry's California Dreams tour. After a remix of the star's “Hot n Cold,” they were signed to Kemosabe Records. Tepr left to pursue a solo career, while Perrier and Budet delivered their punchy 2014 LP Complètement fou, a crowning moment that evolved Yelle's kaleidoscopic sound to broader tempos, styles and depths. In the last few years, they've released one-off singles such as "Romeo""OMG!!!" and "Ici & Maintenant".

Welcome to this next chapter, as YELLE says “Wake up people, we are coming back!”

YELLE Spring 2020 mixtape HERE

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