Parisians La Femme have followed up their well-received debut Psycho Tropical Berlin by raising the musical and artistic bar on new album Mystere. They’ve dropped a new single in the form of Elle ne t’aime pas and there’s an accompanying video which you can view below.
There’s a wonderful sense of metropolitan melancholy that pervades the song; one where even the use of arpeggios creates a counter-intuitive sense of sadness.
There’s a soft yet stark ambiance to the arrangement, as if in sympathy with the emotional content of the lyrics, while the vocals feel one word away from heartbreak. Elle ne t’aime pas demonstrates with skill and sensitivity that there’s beauty in sadness.
Elle ne t’aime pas is out now and is also to be found on the album Mystere. Check out this link for details on listening to the track online and elsewhere. The band are lining up dates for the summer including Sziget so be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.