ENDS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR W/ MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS WITH SOLD OUT HEADLINE WEBSTER HALL SHOW
NEW: “TILTED” MUSIC VIDEO HERE
SELF-TITLED ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEBUT ALBUM OUT VIA NEON GOLD / BECAUSE RECORDS / ATLANTIC http://smarturl.it/CATQ_USAlbum
“…pungent, slinking, and synthy pop.” – FADER
“Christine and the Queens is far from your average pop star, and she just might be a Michael Jackson for a new generation.” – V Magazine
“The fluid-in-every-way French pop star is taking America.” – i-D Magazine
“What do electro-pop act Christine and the Queens and fashion darling Simon Porte Jacquemus have in common? Both are French sensations taking to the world stage with grace and apparent ease. The silent third partner to this joint creative is Kanye West“– Vogue
Last night, Christine and the Queens performed as the second musical guest ever on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. After a sold out month long North American tour with Marina and The Diamonds and a sold out headline Webster Hall show she performed an alternate version of her single “Tilted” and “iT” as well live and “No Harm Is Done ft Tunji Ige as a web exclusive.
Her live performances have been described as “triumphant” by Brooklyn Vegan, Entertainment Weekly said “Christine and The Queens killed it”, while Buzzfeed muses “Her onstage swagger recalls Laurie Anderson, but in place of Anderson’s tended spikes Christine has lackadaisically dirty long hair; the strands lap at her suit lapels as she dances across the stage with a crossover slide that’s part moonwalk, part soccer practice grapevine. Her Michael Jackson meets Pina Bausch dance moves, choreographed by Marion Motin, isolate wrists and ankles. If traditional vogueing is whipping and diving through the air, each move indicating just how much space you can take up, how far you can extend, Christine’s fluttery rapid-fire movements are like butterfly vogueing — littler. Wrist. Fingertip. Wrist. Fingertip.”
Pitchfork gave the debut an 8.0 stating “It’s empowering, bold, and vulnerable, and made for dancing.” and SPIN made it a SPIN Essential album“It’s a shimmering collection of great pop songs from a magnetic performer who nonetheless seems unconcerned with being the center of attention…” All the while, New Yorker Magazine draws comparisons to Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” and others compare her style to a modern day Michael Jackson.
The Christine-directed videos for the album tracks “No Harm Is Done” ft Tunji Ige HERE and “Jonathan” ft Perfume Genius HERE flow into each other beautifully, and her video for “Paradis Perdus” via Vogue (Youtube HERE) is fully conceptualized by Christine herself, she enlisted the help of fashion designer JACQUEMUS to beautifully realize the suit visual and reunites here with the duo J.A.C.K, composed of Camille Hirigoyen and Julien Choquart who have directed “Tilted” / “Christine”, and her award winning video for “Saint Claude” as well. “Paradis Perdus” is combination of Kanye West’s “Heartless” and Christophe’s “Les Paradis Perdus”.
At the start of the year she was named “Female Artist of the Year” at the French GRAMMY-equivalent Victoires de la Musique ceremony, Christine is already a household name in her native country. “Saint Claude” – which received “Music Video of the Year” honors at the Victoires de la Musique – has proven a massive worldwide hit, earning more than 15 million individual views thus far HERE. In addition, “Christine” HERE – the French-language version of “Tilted” HERE – has drawn nearly 18 million views and counting.
Christine and the Queens came together in London where the Nantes-born Letissier went after studying art and theatre. The artist – named in honor of Christine’s cross-dressing friends at Soho’s famed Madame Jojo’s drag bar – released a series of three EPs beginning in 2011, each one earning further attention and acclaim for her utterly individual brand of French-language freak-pop. Chaleur Humaine arrived in 2014 and immediately established Christine as a phenomenon, earning over 5x platinum certification in just over a year.
Critical acclaim has flowed from major media outlets around the globe, including our own The New York Times’ T Magazine, which applauded Christine’s “androgynous style and herky-jerky choreography…is gunning for pop-music stardom that doesn’t depend on sex.” NYLON hailed Christine as “ridiculously stylish” while praising her “sophisticated art-pop” Huffington Post decreed Christine and the Queens as “the Next Big Thing at SXSW,” noting her mix of modern pop and killer choreography…all rock star swagger and MJ moves…seduces and slays in equal measure.” “The coolest French import since Brigitte Bardot,” raved Entertainment Weekly. “(Christine’s) electro-tinged pop has a smooth, rich vibe that combines the glitz of the ‘80s with the soul of the future. We can’t get enough.”
+ hi-res art HERE
Christine and the Queens – Christine and the Queens trackslist:
2. Saint Claude
4. No Harm Is Done feat. Tunji Ige
5. Science Fiction
6. Paradis Perdus
7. Half Ladies
8. Jonathan feat. Perfume Genius
9. Narcissus is Back
10. Safe And Holy
11. Night 52