Françoiz Breut (FR)
Françoiz Breut first came to prominence in 1997 with an eponymous minimalist-inspired album, composed in part by Dominique A. This was followed by seven critically acclaimed albums and numerous collaborations: Yann Tiersen, Philippe Katerine, Adrian Utley (Portishead), François and the Atlas Mountains... Both modern and totally out of time, Françoiz Breut never stops exploring different musical and dreamlike lands to forge pop, marvellous and societal fables. With "Flux flou de la foule", her new album, Françoiz Breut calls for the urgency of climate change. Her faithful collaborators Roméo Poirier and Marc Melià make her spoken/sung rhyme with electronic and organic sounds.
A seasoned musician, Lonny could have chosen the familiarity of the viola, which she has been playing since she was a child, but the sound that runs along her spine, the one that keeps her upright, is nourished by folk guitars. Her songs are born out of a rupture that has frozen Lonny somewhere on the edge of the world. From this experience, which is both shattering and founding, she has conceived an empathetic but uncompromising folk, in a French language covered with Normandy or Quebec landscapes, and metaphors (of prostration, mourning, the reclaiming of a femininity...). Lonny, a variation on the English word "alone", proves that solitude, far from commonplace, can be the breeding ground for a new beginning.