Here’s a post I’ve been wanting to do for a while — French Pop songs I like that never made it onto the blog due to their limited availability in the U.S.
Avid French music fans in the United States often miss out on great songs and artists because the music isn’t digitally (or physically) available. It frustrates me to no end when I hear a cool French song or artist, but I can’t blog about them because their music is not for sale in the U.S. iTunes store. (And that’s the rule on this blog.) Sometimes the albums do eventually show up — a year or more after their release in France, but a lot of music never gets released stateside at all.
Get hooked on these songs at your own risk, with the knowledge that you can only enjoy the videos and you can’t buy the music. You can always bookmark this page and come back here to check it out whenever you want.
If you want me to do more of these posts (despite the music availability issue), or just more roundup posts in general leave a comment and let me know. I called this post roundup #1, planning for it to be the first in a series, if I get enough feedback. Now, on to the videos…
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Moziimo represents a fresh sound in French music. As French audiences embrace an ever wider range of music genres performed in their native tongue, you can expect to hear more great Indie Pop coming from France.
Born on the French island of Corsica, and raised in the Montmartre area of Paris, Melody Orru takes the stage name Moziimo from her initials combined with the name of the Chinese philosopher, Mozi. The singer made a splash when her hit upbeat hit “Je voudrais etre un fleuve” got French radio airplay.
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Like her American counterpart Jackie Evancho, French singer Caroline Costa has a voice that seems older than her fifteen years, which probably comes from being a show business veteran while still in her mid-teens.
In 2007, she was chosen for the French teen pop band Pop System and reached the finals of the reality competition La France a un Incroyable Talent in 2008.
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The French band BB Brunes is at the forefront of the new French Rock scene — the Punk-loving bands barely out of their teens that have emerged since 2006. They’re also one of the few contemporary French bands to achieve significant commercial success singing in French.
English-speakers will find much to like in their music, as they’re primarily influenced by the seminal punk bands of the 70′s (The Clash, The Ramones, etc.) and the Post-Punk revival bands of the early 2000′s (The Strokes, The Libertines, The White Stripes, The Vines, etc.).
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