The French Mademoiselles’ debut album Femmes de Paris: “Like a sweet poisoned glass of champagne”
“It takes time and lace to make a French Mademoiselle”. So begins the journey of The French Mademoiselles, a chic and sexy music duo who will unveil their debut album Femmes de Paris this coming winter. They will launch their next single, Mon Roméo (My Romeo), later this month.
The artistic collective is the creation of French producer Thierry Wolf (who has worked with Petula Clark and John Cale, as well as The Stooges, Iggy Pop, The Nashville Pussy and more obscure acts such as Russian ensemble The Alexandrov Red Army Choir), with Mademoiselle KT (Katia) and Mademoiselle L (Lexie), young singers who swear by the art of Courrèges and the spirit of the 60s revival. Like gorgeous models opening a fashion show, the two ladies have already revealed an intimate peek at one of their new tracks on YouTube and all major streaming platforms. So far, the track has been met with praise by thousands of delighted fans, who have become loyal followers.
Mixed in London, the resolutely retro sound of The French Mademoiselles has an undeniable groove that would make even the models of Pierre Cardin’s Cosmonaute line dance with abandon.
English translations of the tracks have been praised as dreamy and laidback, and with lyrics such as “the London girl in the fog, hides teeth you might have seen”, the Mademoiselles celebrate the elegance of art created in France. The material is also steeped in a cynicism that even Karl Lagerfeld couldn’t deny.
Despite one of their singers being American, the French Mademoiselles have stayed completely loyal to the idea of chic French style and fashion by choosing the official day of the miniskirt as the launch date for their eponymous first track. Now their fans will have to wait until International Kissing Day on 6th July to hear second opus Mon Roméo, which will come with a new video, as each of their songs does.
The new album was recorded between in London and Paris, involving the help of some of the crème de la crème of French musicians (including French film composers Jacques Ferchit and Jacky Delance). The group have embraced the use of live instruments, preferring to leave the new sounds of rap to their friends.
Their musical act is infused with the fashion sensibilities of the great French designers. The ladies honour the miniskirt by wearing sensual stockings and garters. To use a lyric that beautifully sums up their aesthetic, “It takes a thousand years and Chanel, to make a real French Mademoiselle.”
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