The world loves an artist who fights for what they believe in what they sing about. That’s why French artist Christine and The Queens - Héloïse Letissier - is such a hot topic. Christine and The Queens fights boundaries in Chris, her new album that defies standards by being unfalteringly passionate.
Chris is an album about fighting for what you believe in. The best way to do that is to tell your story. And that’s what Christine and The Queens does in this record. Opening track ‘Comme Si‘ brings a funky attitude to start the record off, showing Christine and The Queens’ passion. She continues to flaunt her spirit in the following track ‘Girlfriend‘ featuring Dâm-Funk. This track is a bit more subtle, but has an undeniable glamour about it. Even if in small ways, Christine and The Queens make sure her attitude is known.
A message can’t make a difference without a call-to-action. And that’s almost entirely what Chris is. There are few places where Christine and The Queens comes off as fragile or vulnerable - the closest to that is late-album drama in songs like ‘What’s-Her-Face.’ For a majority of the record, Christine and The Queens comes off as confident and dynamic, whether it be in the punchy ‘Goya Soda‘ or the groovy conclusion ‘The Stranger.’ Christine and The Queens tells it like it is, and doesn’t stray away from anything. She even shows off some of her more dreamy hopes in ‘5 Dollars,’ providing for a bit of intimacy.
Christine and The Queens fights boundaries in Chris, telling her story in order to empower others. If there’s one thing to take from this album, it’s to be confident in who you are and what you believe. That’s the first step to change.
Favorite Track: 5 Dollars
Least Favorite Track: Doesn’t Matter
Rating: 73 / 100
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