13 Apr 2008, 15:10
Asp Bites Tunes of the Week 2008 #15
I think that there's lots of themes around this week.
First of all, there's a French theme. It's very rare that French artists release songs in the UK - especially in their native language. There's only been one really successful song in the UK charts - and that featured an English born singer, although Jane Birkin is a much bigger celebrity over the channel. Of course, us Brits completely misinterpreted Je t'aime non plus, but that's only to be expected.
However, successful over in France, Emily Loizeau releasedL'Autre Bout Du Monde
last Monday over here as well - several years after it's first recording. Ignore the lyrics if you must, but I find it a smooth and relaxing melody.
Leon Jean-Marie is a Londonner - but he's got a French name. His first single on the Island label, Bed Of Nails
was also released last Monday. Produced by Mark Ronson (nowadays an automatic indicator of success), some people
describe it as being a bit like Madness. …