Christine And The Queens Debut US EP Saint Claude out today
via Neon Gold / Because / Atlantic RecordsiTunes: smarturl.it/StClaudeEPFrench Female Artist Of The Year Returns To USA For Debut NYC + LA Headline Shows Plus West Coast Dates Supporting Marina & The Diamonds(see below)Billboard Magazine premieres “iT” today exclusively HEREChristine And The Queens made her American live debut at SXSW last month to showcase her highly anticipated debut US EP, Saint Claude, featuring runaway French hits “Saint Claude” and “Christine,” the latter reimagined in English on brand new cut “Tilted.”
Today the EP is released through Because Music in partnership with Neon Gold Records, the same label that first brought international sensations Ellie Goulding, Marina & The Diamonds and – more recently – Charli XCX and Tove Lo, to US shores. Christine’s chart-topping debut album Chaleur Humaine – a collection of songs in French and English – is certified triple platinum in France with over 400,000 albums sold since its release last summer. The English version of Chaleur Humaine will follow later this year on Neon Gold / Because / Atlantic.
Earlier this year, Christine won the French GRAMMY-equivalent Victoires de La Musique awards for Best Female Artist and Video of the Year for “Saint Claude”.
Héloïse Letissier is the performer known as Christine And The Queens, and her critically acclaimed debut album Chaleur Humaine, released to rapturous critical acclaim in France via Because Music last year, was produced by Ash Workman (Metronomy) with multi-instrumentalist brothers Michael Lovett and Gabriel Stebbing.
Pushing boundaries in both genre and gender, the unique sound of Christine And The Queens pairs flamboyant pop with powerful minimalism. Beyond her incredible success in her native France, she has caught the ear of another cultural sensation in Lorde, who has recently been singing Christine’s praises in interviews and on social media. Madonna and Mark Ronson, have recently joined the chorus as well, professing their love for Christine.
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“With a voice like The Knife and the dance moves of Robyn, this French singer from Nantes, who combines music with dance, performance and videos, will definitely garner attention and anticipation around her Fall album. She brought the roof down at the Neon Gold showcase Saturday night, playing just before Marina And The Diamonds, who she will soon be touring with.” – NYLON“The Next Big Thing” – Huffington Post
“I think her voice is amazing. I can see why she’s killing it. It’s exactly the sort of voice I like, it’s gravelly and has texture. The video is amazing too. That’s something you guys, The French, do really well, visuals and aesthetics. I was thinking, ‘Fuck, i’d like to steal that idea. I hope it doesn’t become a hit in England.’ Haha.” – Mark Ronson
“The song that I really like right now… It’s by Christine And The Queens and it’s called ‘Saint Claude’. It’s got this beautiful music video, it’s really simple, the melodies are transcendent. I love it.” – Lorde
“I love her music, she’s cool. I like how she doesn’t seem to care, I love her style. She’s an incredible dancer.” – Madonna
“A young female singer who found inspiration in the performances of London’s drag artists has become the summer sensation of the French music scene.” – The Guardian
Photo credit: Jeff Hahn
Christine And The Queens US Live Dates
*supporting Marina And The DiamondsWed April 15 – The Echo – Los Angeles (SOLD OUT)Fri April 17 – The Warfield – San Francisco* (SOLD OUT)Sat April 18 – The North Park Theatre – San Diego* (SOLD OUT)Tue April 21 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York (SOLD OUT)Thu April 23 – Westway – New York (almost sold out – tickets: HERE)Christine And The Queens – Saint Claude EP track listing:
Out April 14th on Neon Gold / Because / Atlantic
iTunes sale: smarturl.it/StClaudeEP
02. Saint Claude
04. Narcissus Is Back
05. The Loving Cup