la joie de vivre

From California to Lyon, France: living & studying abroad…and coming back!

Music: Corneille

From my experience searching for French music, I have come to the conclusion that most of it sounds really sad. Many songs are slow & melodic and sung with breathy vocals (and if you don’t know what I mean, go listen to Carla Bruni), which, don’t get me wrong, can be absolutely beautiful in the right circumstances.

But I don’t always want to listen to this type of music, so I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the new album from R&B singer Corneille :) Here’s one of the new songs:

Dis moi que tu m’aimes (Tell me that you love me)

He’s actually Canadian, and he sings in both French and in English. This is pretty common: many popular or well-known singers who sing in French almost always have done at least one song in English, mainly to open up their work to anglophone markets.


The other type of music that you’ll find in French is dance music and rap music. I haven’t found a lot that I like in those categories (or any other categories), but when I do I’ll be sure to post them :)


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This entry was posted on February 26, 2012 by in French & Francophone Music.
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