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Étienne Daho

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Étienne Daho (born January 14, 1956 in Oran) is a French singer who has racked up an extensive number of synth-driven and rock-influenced pop hits in the French-speaking world since 1981. He sings in a low, whispery voice somewhat akin to Leonard Cohen or Benjamin Biolay, and his music videos established his innovative and creative flair visually. He cites Francoise Hardy as one of his main influences.

He is best known in Britain for his appearence on the number 11 Saint Etienne hit single “He’s On The Phone”, which is an English-language adaptation of his 1984 French-language hit “Weekend à Rome”. He also collaborated with Saint Etienne on the Resurrection EP, his album Eden, and his single “Le Premier Jour”, itself based on the track “Ready or Not” from Sarah Cracknell’s 1997 solo album “Lipslide”.

His duets and collaborations both on stage and in the studio with other artists have been extensive and he has worked with the likes of Chris Isaak, Marianne Faithfull, Elli Medeiros, Astrud Gilberto, Vanessa Daou, the Swingle Singers, and more. Most recently, he released a duet (“If”) with Charlotte Gainsbourg in 2004.

His 1996 album Eden displayed a diverse array of electronic-oriented songs that included downtempo ballads, drum ‘n’ bass-influenced tracks, and HiNRG dance.

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  • BelcantoInTheSp

    He is french-speaking Chris Isaak.

    25 Feb 1:13pm Reply
  • kornthelife

    Deux nouvelles chansons... à quand l'album !

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • fauxtronic

    <3 Les Chansons De L'Innocence

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • nickmagic

    "saudade" è il mio brano preferito di Daho...ma saudade non è in francese ma in lingua portoghese...una parola intraducibile, in portoghese, non è traducibile come "nostalgia" o "rimpianto", e nemmeno esattamente "tristezza", ma è quella particolare specie di malinconia che si prova quando si è - o si è stati - molto felici, quando nell'allegria di insinua un sottile sapore di amaro. E' la percezione acuta, lancinante, che la felicità non dura più di un attimo, come dicono gli inglesi "longing" che tradotto è bramare/bramosia,un caro saluto a tutti buon ascolto,ciao!

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • the_blame

    L'adorer.

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • gregcobra

    @ gunger30 : oui tu as tout à fait raison ! On ne met pas d'accent sur les majuscules en Français ! La preuve en est que si vous prenez un livre, avec la phrase : "A la place..." on ne verra jamais un "À".

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • gunger30

    Logiquement ce devrait être E majuscule sans accent non ?

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • mr_maxis

    Effectivement mais malheureusement on y perd les shouts et les images de "Etienne Daho". La redirection devrait être effective d'ici quelques jours, en attendant je vais migrer les concerts et les wikis.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • lawrencefelt

    Il serait peut-être temps qu'on lui rende son "É" et qu'on retagge tout, non ?

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Raphdabumbling

    Effectivement.

    12 Dec 2011 Reply

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