Thursday, October 11, 2018


Every now and then, there comes an artist whose compatibility with my music taste seems almost suspicious. It was that aural fondness I immediately felt stumbling upon the Swiss artist Vendredi sur Mer for the very first time back in 2016 with her captivating electro POP recitation "La Femme à la Peau Bleue". What followed was Charline Mignot's debut EP "Marée Basse" which scored #2 among Top 20 Best EPs of 2017. Vendredi sur Mer beguiles with her half-whispered, half-sung sonic escapades into synth-pop and charmingly old-fashioned French Chanson. The melodies, the lavish arrangements, the artwork and the videos are a luxurious mixture of kitsch, glamour, erotica and camp. All en français!!! If this wasn't enough this Geneva-born chanteuse I am clearly quite obsessed with at the moment, has just returned with her most impressive work to date - the sumptuous "Écoute Chérie" a late but very viable contender for both 2018 Video and Song of the Year. I'm in love...

And here are Vendredi sur Mer's previous singles: