Monday, June 15, 2009

Coralie Clement

Add Date: June 16

Artist: Coralie Clement

Album: Toystore

Label: Compass

Genre: Folk, international

Comments: The onesheet says: "Coralie Clement, the tri-lingual French pop singer (she records in French, English, and Italian), took a playful approach on her third album, Toystore. Backed by a montage of toy instruments (ukulele, penny-whistle, pocket comet, alto half-violin, slide-flute, Melodica, maracas, shaker, xylophone, baby Farfisa) Clement's breathy, enticing voice is appropriately and amusingly disconcerting when singing lyrics such as: 'That's the life, that's the life we lead. Sedatives and cafe creme' on 'C'est la vie'."

Born in 1982, Clement is often likened to '60s and '70s French pop artists like Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg and Francoise Hardy. For a more modern comparison, think Keren Ann.

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